On January 25, 2007, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. announced it has entered into a settlement agreement with the U.S. Department of Labor regarding the manner in which the company calculates overtime pay.
Wal-Mart discovered the errors during an internal review and voluntarily reported them to the Department of Labor. Wal-Mart determined that approximately 87,000 current and former hourly associates were underpaid by at least $20 during the last five years. There are a limited number of cases where associates will be paid a much larger sum. Under the terms of the settlement, Wal-Mart will pay these associates the amount of their underpayments.
Wal-Mart has established a website available at
www.dol.settlement.wal-mart.com where current and former associates can determine if they are entitled to any payment.
Associates also can have questions answered by calling 888-262-1559
toll-free (800-318-7442 for hearing impaired).