Managers Sue Valspar Over OT Exemption

Law360, New York (September 9, 2010, 5:14 PM EDT) -- Valspar Corp. managers have filed a putative class action claiming the company unlawfully exempted them from overtime wage laws, forcing them to work as many as 80 hours a week without extra compensation.

Valspar violated the Fair Labor Standards Act and several statutes of the California Labor Code by deeming the plaintiffs ineligible for overtime pay, according to a complaint lodged Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California.

Would-be class members include current and former regional and territory managers who acted...
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