Walmart's Employee Handbook Cost them $187. Fussball Manager 2003 Patch. 6 Million; What Could Your Employee Handbook Cost You? Categories:, Pennsylvania's Superior Court upheld a jury verdict of $187.6 million against retail giant, Walmart, Inc. In part for denying employee's meal and rest periods as promised in their. Walmart's violation regarding breaks and meal periods was not statutory but rather contractual. Pennsylvania law does not require meal breaks or rest breaks to employees over 18 years of age. Powtoon Offline Version. However, Walmart's employee handbook stated that hourly employees who work between three and six hours per shift would be given one 15-minute paid rest period and employees working more than six hours per shift would be given two 15 minute paid rest periods. The handbook further stated that if the employees were interrupted during their lunch break they would be paid in full for the break and given an additional rest period, which employees alleged did not occur.