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Sam’s Club Sued by Retail Workers Over Closing-Time Wages (1)

June 24, 2021, 4:18 PMUpdated: June 24, 2021, 7:11 PM

Sam’s Club, the retail warehouse chain owned by Walmart, failed to pay thousands of workers for time spent waiting for the stores to close in violation of California law, according to a new lawsuit filed in federal court in Los Angeles.

The proposed class action was brought by Carlos Sanchez, who worked as a cashier at a Sam’s Club in El Monte, Calif. He sued on behalf of other similarly situated workers, including stockers and deli clerks, for state labor and business law violations.

A Sam’s Club spokeswoman responded Thursday to the allegations, telling Bloomberg Law that the company ...