Eau Claire-based home improvement giant Menards Inc. has agreed to change company policies that banned employees from filing class action lawsuits against the company and penalized workers who engaged in union activities. Menards plans to drop the lawsuit waivers and change its company handbook as part of a settlement with the National Labor Relations Board, which found that the retailer was in violation of federal law.

Seth Goldstein of the Office and Employees International Union filed the initial complaint.

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