Wal-Mart Accused of Failure to Reinstate Soldier
Washington, D.C. The Department of Justice filed a lawsuit against Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., alleging violations of the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA).
The complaint was filed on behalf of Sean Thornton, a former airman with the United States Air Force, and alleges that Wal-Mart violated USERRA by failing and refusing to reinstate Thornton to his civilian employment position as a cashier at a Wal-Mart store in Orange City, Fla., after he was discharged by the Air Force.
Stage Stores Appoints Exec to Board of Directors
Houston Stage Stores announced that Andrew Hall, who joined the company in February 2006, and serves as its president and COO, has been appointed to the board of directors.
Hall is filling the seat vacated by Michael McCreery, who retired from the board on March 28, 2008.
Duane Reade Names New CEO
New York City Duane Reade Holdings announced that John A. Lederer will be named chairman of the board and CEO. Lederer’s employment is expected to become effective within the week.
From 2001 to 2006, Lederer was president of Loblaw Cos. Limited, a Canadian supermarket chain with more than 1,000 corporate and franchised stores under various operating banners.