Walmart Accused of Stiffing Employees for COVID-19 Screening Pay
March 24, 2021
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 33 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 …