Lowe's Reaches Settlement In Pay Class Action

Law360, New York (June 22, 2011, 6:09 PM EDT) -- Lowe's Home Improvement Warehouse Inc. agreed Monday in California to pay up to $600,000 to a proposed class of former employees who accused the company of consistently requiring them to work more than seven consecutive days without overtime pay.

The plaintiffs filed a motion asking for preliminarily approval of the settlement after concluding that the risks of continued litigation were too high, even though it appeared that Lowe's had inaccurately computed overtime pay, according to the plaintiffs.

Lowe's denied the plaintiffs' claims. 

The lead class representative,...
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