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Second Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Wal-Mart Staffing Agency

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A class action lawsuit filed by Warehouse Workers for Justice (WWJ) in Will County Circuit Court, alleges that the company who staffs the Wal-Mart warehouse in Elwood, Illinois, SIMOS Insourcing Solutions, does not provide benefits promised to employees during the hiring process.

“Simos promised me that I would earn vacation pay while I worked there, but apparently that was an empty promise,” said Willie Jones, one of the lead plaintiffs.

According to a WWJ press release, the company “required employees to incur fees to get their paychecks and failed to give the warehouse workers critical information about their pay, benefits and other terms of their employment as required by Illinois law.”

WWJ released a report last year showing that 63% of Will County warehouse workers are temps, earning poverty-line wages with no benefits, and say that in an area where wage theft is rampant, more needs to be done to protect workers who are given very little in regards to hours, pay and even who they are working for.

This class action lawsuit is part of movement to force staffing agencies to provide written proof of contracts, including wages and benefits and wage calculations. disclaimer: This article: Second Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Wal-Mart Staffing Agency was posted on Wednesday, June 1st, 2011 at 8:56 pm at and is filed under Employment Lawsuits.

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