Judge OKs $2.7M Deal To End Rent-A-Center Wage Action

Law360, Los Angeles (September 23, 2011, 2:53 PM EDT) -- A California judge on Friday signed off on a $2.7 million deal between Rent-A-Center Inc. and a class of 2,600 store managers who said the rent-to-own giant misclassified them as exempt from the state's overtime wage laws.

Judge Maureen Duffy-Louis granted final approval of the settlement, which disposes the managers' claims that Rent-A-Center ran afoul of California labor law by not paying class members overtime wages or business expenses, and denying its managers meal and rest periods.

In June, the judge granted preliminary approval of the...
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