Wal-Mart Workers Sue For Unpaid Wages

Illinois warehouse workers have accused two staffing firms of failing to adequately pay them for their hours, according to a recent Crain’s Chicago Business article.

The alleged “wage theft” occurred at a Wal-Mart warehouse in suburban Chicago. Eclipse Advantage, the staffing firm that hired the workers, was named in the suit, along with Midwest Temp Group Inc., according to the article. Wal-Mart was not named.

The workers claim they were promised to be paid minimum wage – $8.25 in Illinois – with the opportunity to earn a bonus, according to the article. However, the lawsuit says their paychecks do not reflect the actual hours worked and do not equal minimum wage.

Both temp companies are accused of violating the Illinois Day and Temporary Services Act, according to the article.

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