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The New York Attorney General's office investigates a group of retailers which includes Home...

The New York Attorney General's office investigates a group of retailers which includes Home Depot (HD), Costco (COST), and Wal-Mart (WMT) over fees charged to employees on prepaid cards used as a form of compensation. The practice of using prepaid payroll cards has exploded, promoting the inquiry into the fee structure retailers have put in place.
Comments (4)
  • Are they looking in the wrong place? Doesn't the card companies or the banks set the fee structure for the cards. I am not sure the retailers have a say in this matter.
    3 Jul 2013, 11:41 AM Reply Like
  • If Walmart could do it, they beat the employee more then any other group...
    3 Jul 2013, 12:59 PM Reply Like
  • An employee should NOT have to pay a fee on a card to get paid. If there is a fee, the EMPLOYER, should cover the cost of the fee. Not a good way to treat your employees!
    3 Jul 2013, 07:22 PM Reply Like
  • I am employee of Walmart and I have never been charged any fee at all. It is not hard to have direct deposit and if a person does not want a bank account and there is a cost why should the employer have to pay it. If there pay is free for direct deposit why not not accept it that way.
    3 Jul 2013, 11:00 PM Reply Like
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