Walmart Accused of Stiffing Employees for COVID-19 Screening Pay

  • Complaint

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Two Walmart employees have filed another proposed class action accusing the retail giant of refusing to pay employees for mandatory COVID-screenings, despite requiring that they arrive at least 30 minutes early for their shifts.

In a March 30 complaint filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona, Kathy Arrison and Tristan Smith say Walmart “implemented an illegal policy requiring its non-exempt workers to undergo a COVID-19 screening each shift without pay.”

“Walmart was aware or should have been aware that it was receiving the benefit of this unpaid work at the time the work …


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