AJC: Home Depot settles California wage case for $25.5 million
“Home Depot has agreed to pay $25.5 million to settle a lawsuit by California employees who complained they were not allowed to take lunch and rest breaks in violation of state law.
The Atlanta-based retail giant is the latest company to face a legal challenge based on California’s labor laws. Retailers Chico’s, Abercrombie & Fitch, Costco and Guitar Center also have been sued by California employees. Sandy Springs-based UPS settled with its drivers who complained they didn’t get breaks for $87 million. Wal-Mart is appealing a $172 million jury verdict in a similar case.”