WAL-MART FAILED PAY TO DRIVERS * USA - $54 million in damages
* California - Wal-Mart loses pay fight with California truck drivers
(Video from Wochit News - Nov 23, 2016: On Wednesday, a federal jury found Wal-Mart intentionally failed to pay hundreds of truck drivers in California the minimum wage. The drivers were awarded over $54 million in damages and additional penalties for the retail giant were opened up. The lawsuit accused the company of not properly paying drivers for activities including inspecting and washing their trucks and for layovers. Walmart argued that drivers are paid for activities that include those tasks and that they are not working during layovers)
--- A federal jury in San Francisco has found Wal-Mart failed to pay hundreds of truck drivers in California the minimum wage and has awarded the drivers $54 million in damages... The seven jurors returned their verdict Wednesday in a lawsuit that accused the retail giant of failing to properly pay the drivers for activities that included inspecting and washing their trucks and for layovers... Wal-Mart argued that the drivers are paid for activities that include those tasks and that they're not working during layovers... Attorneys for the more than 800 drivers were seeking $72 million in damages, the bulk of it for layovers. They said during trial that additional damages and penalties could push the total that Wal-Mart owed to more than $150 million...
San Francisco, CAL, USA - AP/CNBC News - 23 Nov 2016