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BENTONVILLE, Ark. - Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. was told on Friday it must pay at least $78 million for violating Pennsylvania state labor laws by forcing employees to work through rest breaks and off the clock.
The class-action suit involves 187,000 current and former employees who worked at Wal-Mart and Sam's Clubs in Pennsylvania from March 1998 through May of this year.
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The suit is one of many wage-and-hour suits that have been filed in the U.S. against Wal-Mart.