Lowe's Workers Denied Class Status In FLSA Case

Law360, New York (March 10, 2014, 7:39 PM EDT) -- A group of Lowe's Home Centers Inc. installers alleging they were misclassified as independent contractors in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act lost their bid for class certification Monday, with a Massachusetts federal judge ruling that the workers' claims are too individualized to proceed as a group.

U.S. District Judge Denise J. Casper denied plaintiff Roger Magalhaes' class certification bid for a putative class of 300 members who performed installation of windows, cabinets, countertops and flooring for Lowe's.

The installers had signed similar contracts with...
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