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    Re: Wal-Mart must pay $188 million in workers' class action

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Again, what service is wal-mart being provided when their employees are on break? How it can be counted as work when they are not WORKING? Sorry, but that law makes no sense at all.

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    Re: Wal-Mart must pay $188 million in workers' class action

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    My definition has to do with working conditions. Wal-Mart has a history of entering small towns, destroying jobs and lowering the overall value of labor. Workers who stand up to these conditions are either fired. Other workers who even think about improving their working conditions are threatened. I'm not interested in "real" vs "fake" slavery. I'm interested in how these conditions force a large percentage of workers to keep working for Wal-Mart under less than dignified conditions. Lastly, IMO, Wal-Mart has engaged in indentured slavery. That people sign up for it is irrelevant, they don't sign up for the abuses that Wal-Mart has been found of committing time and time again.
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    Re: Wal-Mart must pay $188 million in workers' class action

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    Listen, when you use a word differently than everybody else, it may lead to communications problems. Stop being such a napkin.
    Not really, a condition compared to that of a slave in respect of exhausting labor or restricted freedom is one of the definitions of slavery. That "most people" aren't cultured enough to use it is their problem.
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    Re: Wal-Mart must pay $188 million in workers' class action

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    Again, what service is wal-mart being provided when their employees are on break?
    There is an easy solution to this Henrin, Walmart is not legally required to provide breaks. However, once it does, it is legally required to count it in its total work hours. Solution: No more breaks. Problem solved.
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    Re: Wal-Mart must pay $188 million in workers' class action

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    There is an easy solution to this Henrin, Walmart is not legally required to provide breaks. However, once it does, it is legally required to count it in its total work hours. Solution: No more breaks. Problem solved.
    Ok, but then people like you would scream even louder that wal-mart is enslaving their employees.

    Eitherway, the law is written like it is the brainchild of some uneducated rich kid. How in the hell is a break work? What work? Hey rich kid, doing nothing is not work. I know to you its really hard to do nothing, but no, it's not work.
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    Re: Wal-Mart must pay $188 million in workers' class action

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    Ok, but then people like you would scream even louder that wal-mart is enslaving their employees.
    Oh wow! Now I have to fight a hypothetical situation that has yet to happen! Good one, Henrin! Them debating skills sure are coming together nicely!

    Eitherway, the law is written like it is the brainchild of some uneducated rich kid. How in the hell is a break work? What work? Hey rich kid, doing nothing is not work. I know to you its really hard to do nothing, but no, it's not work. Stupid lazy rich kid.
    If Wal-Mart wants to give its employees breaks, then it has to abide by federal law and pay them. If it doesn't, it will have to pay them for whatever work they do. The law is designed for workers to be paid for the hours they work. Why aren't you addressing the fact that Wal-Mart also got sanctioned for trying to deny its employees their income? Is that part of the freemarket?
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    Re: Wal-Mart must pay $188 million in workers' class action

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Oh wow! Now I have to fight a hypothetical situation that has yet to happen! Good one, Henrin! Them debating skills sure are coming together nicely!
    Are you saying liberals wouldn't be raging that wal-mart employees are not given a break? I'm sure you know they would be bitching and moaning about poor wal-mart employees having to work all day long without a break.


    If Wal-Mart wants to give its employees breaks, then it has to abide by federal law and pay them. If it doesn't, it will have to pay them for whatever work they do. The law is designed for workers to be paid for the hours they work. Why aren't you addressing the fact that Wal-Mart also got sanctioned for trying to deny its employees their income? Is that part of the freemarket?
    If the law is designed so workers are paid for the hours they work why does it require employers to pay employees when they are not working?

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    Re: Wal-Mart must pay $188 million in workers' class action

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    Are you saying liberals wouldn't be raging that wal-mart employees are not given a break?
    Dunno, don't care. What I care about is workers being paid if they're legally entitled to that pay. Keep trying.

    If the law is designed so workers are paid for the hours they work why does it require employers to pay employees when they are not working?
    If a company is going to force them to take a break, then the worker has a right to be remunerated for whatever is lost in wages. Specially in a place like Wal-Mart where workers are regularly denied/forced their breaks if there are too many customers/lack of. Being paid for breaks covers both the employee and the employer. You're being extremely silly now.
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