Lowe's Pays $3M To Close Out Worker Commission Suit

Law360, New York (April 24, 2012, 3:08 PM EDT) -- Lowe's HIW Inc. agreed Monday to pay $2.95 million to settle claims brought by a proposed class of hourly California employees who alleged the home improvement chain’s policy of deducting commission on returned merchandise was unfair.

Lead plaintiffs Robert Cohen and Robert Phillips asked a California federal court to preliminarily approve a settlement in which Lowe’s will pay penalties for allegedly unfair pay practices in violation of California labor laws, including the Private Attorneys General Act.

“Class counsel believes this is an excellent result, given the...
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