Walmart is paying remunerative managers $1.2 million annually for their work in the company’s remunerated service business, according to a letter written by a group of lawyers representing employees and employees of its retail division.
The letter, written by attorneys from the Law Firm for Accountability, Employment, and Labor, also outlines several complaints Walmart has made with the Justice Department and the Federal Trade Commission regarding its payments to remunerating managers.
The DOJ investigation into Walmart’s pay practices is ongoing, and Walmart has denied any wrongdoing.
Walmart’s compensation practices have been criticized by labor groups and consumers who say they disproportionately benefit executives at the top of the company and those at the bottom of the food chain.
The company said in a statement on Thursday that it “takes its responsibilities to the workforce seriously and does not tolerate pay discrimination.”
The DOJ and FTC have said Walmart’s compensation scheme is illegal.
Walton says it does not make remuneratory payments to employees.
The letter said Walmart pays remunerators based on the number of years of service and on their annual compensation for the same service.
Walmart’s removals were not disclosed in the DOJ’s probe.
A Walmart spokesperson did not respond to a request for comment.