Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Seth Harris on Wal-Mart's Legal Problems

My brother Seth, a law professor and labor law expert, was back on my KMOX show this afternoon to explain the big class action suit (up to 200,000 people) against Wal-Mart over unpaid overtime, cancelled breaks, and other alleged violations.

We also discussed the deal the US Labor Department made with Wal-Mart over child labor laws -- a federal inspector general said the settlement has "critical flaws," which happens when you let Wal-Mart's attorneys write the key provisions.

Listen to the conversation here.

Seth was also on my show earlier this year to explain a Supreme Court decision on age discrimination, which he says is a comment on contemporary culture and how the nation is beginning to view older Americans who have to work long past the traditional age of retirement.