NJ Home Depot Managers Lose Class Cert. Bid

Law360, New York (August 28, 2009, 3:09 PM EDT) -- A federal judge has ruled that assistant managers at Home Depot USA Inc.'s New Jersey stores have not proved they were uniformly miscategorized and denied overtime pay for nonmanagerial tasks, nixing their request for class certification in a suit against the retail giant.

Judge Peter G. Sheridan of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey ruled Thursday that a putative class of Home Depot merchandising assistant store managers would have to proceed individually against Home Depot to pursue alleged unpaid overtime compensation under...
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