Lowe's Strikes $9.5M Deal In HR Managers' OT Class Action

Law360, Los Angeles (August 22, 2014, 10:09 PM EDT) -- Lowe’s Home Centers Inc. on Friday agreed to pay $9.5 million to end human resources managers’ class action allegations that they were not actually managers and that Lowe’s misclassified them as exempt from overtime pay requirements, according to documents filed in Florida federal court. 

In their motion seeking preliminary approval of the settlement, the plaintiffs said they expected Lowe’s to argue they were properly classified because the HR managers interviewed potential hires, along with 20 other job roles.

“The jury would have been presented with a very complex case where some employees apparently worked contrary to standard procedures, and will claim...

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