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Logistics firm settles wage theft allegations

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Mira Loma-based Schneider Logis­­tics has agreed to settle charges it cheated a group of warehouse workers out of $4.7 million in wages. The company, which handles logistics for Walmart, agreed to the settlement without admitting any wrongdoing.

As many as 568 employees will share in the payout.

Workers at the facility had claimed the firm did not pay them overtime and made illegal deductions from their paychecks. A federal judge has approved the settlement.

Note: Although both sides were mum about the settlement details, a union-backed advocacy group, Warehouse Workers United, quickly issued a statement backing the set­­tle­­ment and praising the ­­workers who came forward.

Employers should note that any type of Fair Labor Standards Act or state wage-theft law violation only provides fodder for unions who wish to organize workers. Paying employees properly is cheaper in the long run.

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