Lowe's Withholds HR Managers' OT Pay, Suit Says

By Lisa Ryan (June 23, 2014, 1:48 PM EDT) -- Lowe's Home Centers LLC improperly classifies its human resources managers as exempt from overtime pay in an effort to save the company hundreds of millions of dollars, according to a putative class action removed to New York federal court on Friday.

The suit, originally filed in April in New York state court, alleges the home improvement giant and its top executives conspired to misclassify its human resources managers and withhold overtime wages while forcing them to work more than 40 hours each week.

"Pursuant to plan and policy, the plaintiffs and similarly situated current and former employees have been given the...

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