Citing court papers filed this week, the Associated Press reported Wal-Mart will pay $12 million in vacation pay and $74 million in unpaid wages to workers who had been terminated.The bill will be a minimum of $43 million and could run as high as $86 million.
The company will also pay for a third party to calculate wages it still owes the workers, according to the AP.
About 232,000 former workers will share the settlement. The company has not admitted liability.
The case was filed in the U.S. District Court in the Northern District of California, consolidated from two cases filed in 2006.
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