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In Minnesota, the Star Tribune reports that a district court judge has ruled that “Walmart broke Minnesota labor law more than 2 million times over six years by forcing some employees to work without breaks and without full pay … The violations carry a penalty of up to $1,000 each, adding up to a potential $2 billion fine.”

According to the story, “The suit was filed in 2001 on behalf of 56,000 current and former Walmart and Sam's Club employees in Minnesota. In addition to the penalties, Walmart owes workers at least $6 million in back wages,” according to plaintiff's attorney Jon Parritz.

Walmart said that it is reviewing the judgment and considering its options.

KC's View:
A potential $2 billion fine?

I’m guessing we’re going to see a appeal by Walmart.

Just a wild guess, but there it is.