La-Z-Boy Rocked By Managers' OT Action

Law360, New York (October 17, 2011, 4:30 PM EDT) -- A group of current and former sales managers hit La-Z-Boy Inc. with a putative class action Thursday in California, claiming the furniture manufacturer failed to pay overtime wages, allow regular meal periods and provide accurate wage statements.

Lead plaintiff Derek Edwards and a putative class of over 1,000 employees contend La-Z-Boy and its subsidiary, LZB Retail Inc., misclassified exempt employees as nonexempt in order to avoid paying overtime wages. The putative class members spent more than 50 percent of their time performing nonexempt duties, the complaint...
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