Walmart policy is to pay its associates for every hour they work and provides rest and meal breaks. Walmart posts the average hourly wages in every state where it does business. In New York, the average hourly wage for full-time associates is $13.09/hour. Click here for more.
Meal & Rest Breaks: Walmart provides its associates with meal and rest breaks. In legal actions that have been brought against the company alleging that it did not comply with that policy, courts have found that the allegations made in those cases were an aberration. A California court found that Walmart’s “meal period compliance rate is a benchmark for any other large-scale national retailer…” Another court rejected claims that Walmart’s corporate culture drove any alleged wage-and-hour violations.
At today’s City Council hearing, Council Member Albert Vann accused Walmart of having more employees on Medicaid than any other company. Both full and part-time associates can become eligible for benefits and our goal is to ensure that our plans remain affordable, accessible and high quality. We currently offer plans for as low as $11 (associate only) or $33 (associate plus dependants) per pay period. We insure over 1 million people across the country.