Wal-Mart faces claims staff forced to work unpaid overtime

Retail
giant Wal-Mart has been accused of forcing its American staff to work extra
hours for no pay.

The group,
which employs over a million people and owns the Asda supermarket business in
the UK, is facing multiple lawsuits in 28 states.

Reports in The
Times
allege the retailer forced staff to do unpaid work after they had
finished their agreed shifts.

It also
claims that in some cases staff were locked inside stores until work was
completed and had hours deleted from timesheets to keep them under 40 hours per
week.

However,
any ruling will not affect Asda as it is run as a separate company and has
different pay schemes and policies.

By Ross
Wigham

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