Wisconsin Appellate Court Affirms Denial of Class Certification

“We are pleased that the Wisconsin Court of Appeals has agreed this case is not appropriate for class certification,” said Sarah Clark, Wal-Mart spokeswoman. “To date, 17 courts have denied class certification in Wal-Mart’s wage-and-hour cases, and an appellate court has yet to rule in favor of class certification.  Including the decision today, three of these rulings have been affirmed on appeal.

“We work hard to pay hourly associates for every minute they work, and they are encouraged and obligated to report any off-the-clock work to upper management.  A notice with instructions on how to do this is posted beside every time clock.

“Although we do not want even one minute of work to go without pay, keep in mind that anyone can file a lawsuit, and most of these lawsuits have not yet been decided.  An Oregon case is the only one that has come to trial, and the jury there found that less than two percent of the hours claimed had actually been worked off the clock.”

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