Lowe's HR Managers Win Conditional Class Cert. In OT Suit

Law360, New York (January 14, 2014, 4:38 PM EST) -- A Florida federal judge on Friday conditionally certified a nationwide class of Lowe's Home Centers Inc. human resources managers for claims they weren't actually managers and were willfully misclassified as exempt from overtime pay requirements.

U.S. District Judge Virginia M. Hernandez Covington conditionally certified as a collective action a suit brought by former Lowe's employee Lizeth Lytle, accusing the retailer of violating the Fair Labor Standards Act's overtime requirements.

The opt-in class includes human resources store managers and other HR employees who have worked more than...
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