Wal-Mart Loses Appeal of Worker Rest Break Case

Pennsylvania court upholds $187.6 million verdict.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world’s largest retailer, lost its appeal of a $187.6 million verdict in a case accusing the company of denying Pennsylvania workers rest and meal breaks.

A three-member appeals court panel ruled June 10 that there was “sufficient evidence” in the record to conclude Wal-Mart violated state wage laws for contractual rest breaks. The court ruled that the trial court must recalculate more than $45 million in attorneys’ fees in the case.

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