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Bloomberg reports that Walmart plans to stop paying employees hired after January 1, 2011, an extra dollar-per-hour when they work on Sundays, changing a longtime policy in an effort to cut costs.

The move will not affect any of the company’s existing 1.4 million US employees; it also won;t affect employees in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, where local laws prevented employees from being paid the extra money.

"We regularly review our compensation programs and we are confident Wal-Mart’s pay and benefits are as good if not better than other retailers," says spokesman Greg Rossiter said.
KC's View:
I have no personal experience with this, but I wonder if this will create issues down the road when some people working on Sunday at the local Walmart are being paid on a different scale than others. Maybe it isn’t a big issue, but it could breed some discontent. And the last thing Walmart needs is discontent.