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Walgreens Agrees to $4.5M Settlement in California Bag Check Lawsuit

Dive Brief:

  • A California judge has signed off on a $4.5 million settlement in a 2018 lawsuit alleging that Walgreen’s failed to pay non-exempt workers at a distribution center for time spent in pre-and post-shift security checks, rounded downtime on employees’ timecards, and failed to pay premium wages to employees who were denied rest breaks required by California law (Lucas Meija, et al. v. Walgreen Co, et al., No.19-cv-00218 (E.D. Calif. Nov. 24, 2020)).
  • About 2,600 workers will split the net settlement amount of $2.8 million. Each individual participant will receive an estimated $1,200.
  • Walgreen’s did not respond to a request for comment by press time.

Read the source article at HR News and Analysis

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