Class Action Suit Against Wal-Mart Can Proceed

The New Jersey Supreme Court today cleared the way for 80,000 current and former employees to join in a class action lawsuit againt Wal-Mart. The court ruled 5-1 to certify the request for class action status which had been previously denied by a trial judge and appellate review.

Employees claim the nation’s largest discount retailer “denied them earned meal and rest breaks and forced them work “off-the-clock.”

The case is Iliadis, et. al v. Wal-Mart, Stores, Inc. (A-69-2006).

See http://www.judiciary.state.nj.us/opinions/supreme/A-69-06.pdf.