Plaintiffs pleased with Wal-Mart rulingby Cathy Wurzer, Minnesota Public Radio
A Dakota County judge has ruled that Wal-Mart cut short employees' rest and meal breaks and forced them to work off the clock, violating the state's labor laws two million times.
Judge Robert King Jr.'s ruling in the class-action lawsuit against the discount retailer awards the plaintiffs $6.5 million in compensatory damages.
A Wal-Mart spokeswoman says the company disagrees with parts of the decision and is considering an appeal.
Morning Edition host Cathy Wurzer talked with Jon Parritz, one of the attorneys representing the plaintiffs in the case.
- Morning Edition, 07/02/2008, 7:50 a.m.