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Wal-mart in Minnesota [Dec. 12th, 2008|06:37 am]
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Employees of Wal-mart in the state of Minnesota won a 54 million dollar settlement due to a class action lawsuit. You can read more about it here.

Some notable exerpts:

In his ruling in July, Judge King found that Wal-Mart repeatedly and willfully violated Minnesota labor laws or its contract with its employees on the issues of contractual rest breaks, statutory meal breaks, shaving time from paid rest breaks and failure to maintain accurate records.

In testimony before Judge King, former Wal-Mart workers described being forced to miss breaks so they could keep up with the work, even to the point of not having time to go to the bathroom.

The way Wal-mart treats their employees is dispicable, and it's a large part of the reason why I have not spent one penny at Wal-mart since 2002. I think that any reasonable person would be appalled by some of Wal-mart's shady business practices.