How Do You Retain Employee Money? Pay Them With Gift Cards

Mexican Court Rules Against Wal-Mart for paying a worker in store cards usable only at Wal-Mart.

Which means, of course, that he was paying retail on goods that Wal-Mart got at their strongarm wholesale prices.

Oddly enough, the lawsuit only aids the worker who brought the suit and Walmex (Mexican Wal-Mart) isn't required to stop using the cards with other employees. I hope every single last one of the other employees sues and wins, as they should.

This is the same as company towns that paid workers in money only good at the company store. And that's a solid way to create your own indentured servants. Heck, if Wal-Mex could, they'd probably house their employees and keep every last cent (or peso) they were paid.

Boo, Wal-Mex, Boo Wal-Mart. It is time to join the 21st century and treat your employees with respect and dignity, not BS store cards.
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