Year

2014

Document Type

Case Study

Abstract

In November of 2013, Walmart was widely criticized on social media, then through traditional media, for asking employees to contribute food to other employees who couldn’t afford their Thanksgiving meal. This mini-case asks students to explore the issues related to minimum wage laws, corporate social responsibility, HR practices, and the social impact of large global corporations like Walmart. Students are asked to make recommendations to the leadership of Walmart on strategies for moving forward.