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Gender and getting ahead at Wal-Mart

If you want to know why so few women hold executive positions at Wal-Mart Stores Inc., here’s the answer the Walton Institute gives out to management trainees: Women aren’t as aggressive at seeking promotions as men.

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Future of class actions at stake in Wal-Mart case

When the U.S. Supreme Court rules in Wal-Mart Stores v. Dukes, it will decide whether more than 1.5 million female Wal-Mart workers can proceed as a class in a lawsuit alleging that the company systemically paid them less than male employees.

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High court to look at sex bias suit vs.Wal-Mart

The Supreme Court said Monday it will consider whether to keep alive the largest employment discrimination lawsuit in U.S. history, a case that claims Wal-Mart pays women less than men and promotes women less frequently. The justices stepped into a ...

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Wal-Mart to settle suit in Massachusetts for $40M

Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world’s largest retailer, agreed to pay $40 million to settle a class action lawsuit in a Massachusetts pay dispute, averting a trial. The group lawsuit, filed by hourly workers, claimed Wal-Mart’s managers required them to work ...

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UPDATED: After three years of hoopla, woman pleads guilty to misdemeanors

Nearly three years after an incident that started with a dispute in a Wal-Mart checkout line, Heather Ellis reached a plea agreement Friday evening after jurors had been considering her case for about two and a half hours.

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Walmart creates crowd-control plan for Black Friday safety

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has developed plans to manage holiday crowds shopping at its 3,500 U.S. stores after an employee died in a “Black Friday” trampling a year ago. Walmart, the world’s largest retailer, consulted with sports and entertainment safety experts ...

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Civil Practice: Subject Matter Jurisdiction – Tort Claim – Workers’ Comp Exclusivity

McCracken v. Wal-Mart Stores East, LP (MLW No. 59797/Case No. SC90050 – 16 pages) (Supreme Court of Missouri, Stith, J.; all concur) (1)Where a plaintiff was injured delivering bread to the defendant retail store and the defendant filed a motion ...

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