First, it provides for mandatory attorney’s fees and costs if you win. It also contains a liquidated damages provision, allowing for additional collection in certain circumstances. Here, Wal-Mart faced a class action lawsuit from upwards of 187,000 employees, representing all Pennsylvania hourly employees for a given time period. How does this work in action?
- WPCL verdict: $ 49,568,541.00
- WPCL penalty: $ 62,253,000.00
- WPCL attorney fees: $ 33,813,986.24
- WPCL expenses: $ 2,670,325.52
Throw in some extras:
- Common Law verdict: $ 29,178,873.35
- Statutory Interest: $ 10,163,863.00
And you get:
- Total: $187,648,589.11
Posted by Philip Miles, an attorney with McQuaide Blasko in State College, Pennsylvania in the firm's civil litigation and labor and employment law practice groups.