Court Approves $85M Settlement in Wal-Mart Pay Suits

Wal-Mart Stores here has won preliminary court approval to pay as much as $85 million to settle 30 lawsuits involving claims the company didn't pay employees for all hours worked, according to Bloomberg News.

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Wal-Mart Stores here has won preliminary court approval to pay as much as $85 million to settle 30 lawsuits involving claims the company didn't pay employees for all hours worked, according to Bloomberg News.

The settlement reportedly covers cases filed in federal courts in 29 states and Puerto Rico. The tentative agreement is part of a global $640 million resolution of wage-and-hour claims reached in December between Wal-Mart and its employees.

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