A Wal-Mart contractor, Schneider Logistics, will pay $4.7 million to settle a wage theft case brought by its employees at Mira Loma, California warehouse.  The suit claimed that managers regularly changed the workers' time cards and denied them the meal and rest breaks required by law.  The group, Warehouse Workers United, helped with the suit.

Source: Los Angeles Times

This seems to be pretty much a straightforward wage theft case: the workers did the work and their managers changed their time cards to steal their earned wages from them. 

It fairly can be said that wage theft is a national epidemic as working people have more earned wages stolen from them by employers annually than are robbed from banks, convenience stores and gas stations combined, as has been discussed earlier, Is Wage Theft A National Epidemic? and Low-Wage Workers Are Robbed More Than Banks, Gas Stations And Convenience Stores Combined.

There is some recourse available: both federal law through the Fair Labor Standards Act and Kentucky law allow for lawsuits to be brought to recover wages and/or overtime that are earned but were not paid. Consulting with an experienced and knowledgeable wages and overtime lawyer can help. Robert Abell has represented employees in numerous suits to recover their unpaid wages and overtime.

Lexington overtime lawyer Robert Abell represents individuals and employees seeking to recover the wages and overtime they've earned but not been paid; contact him at 859-254-7076.  

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