Joe Pinto tells The Post and Courier that the first batch of payouts for Piggly Wiggly Carolina workers was mailed last week.
In September, a federal judge approved the $8.7 million settlement paid to about 6,600 employees. About a third will cover legal fees.
Piggly Wiggly executives agreed to sell land in Savannah, Georgia, to help fund the settlement. Pinto says the sale hasn't been finalized and former workers will get a smaller, separate check when the sale is complete.
An attorney for the plaintiffs did not immediately respond for further comment.
Information from: The Post and Courier, http://www.postandcourier.com
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