Home Depot to settle class action lawsuit by California employees

Home Depot will pay US$72.5 million to settle a long-standing class action lawsuit from 272,000 employees in California.

The grievances from employees, which date back to 2012, include the company making employees wait, unpaid, while stores were locked at the end of shifts, the suit alleges. Employees were told to be off-the-clock while they collected and put on aprons, the lawsuit also claims. Home Depot, contrary to state law, also allegedly rounded clock-in and clock-out times to the nearest quarter hour. Home Depot denies the claims, but will settle.