AutoZone Settles Manager OT Action On Eve Of Trial

By Ben James (January 16, 2015, 2:14 PM EST) -- AutoZone Inc. has inked a deal with the named plaintiffs in a wage-and-hour action set to go to trial in Arizona on Tuesday, avoiding a showdown with a class of 1,500 store managers allegedly misclassified as overtime-exempt.

The Memphis, Tennessee auto parts retailer settled the case with the four named plaintiffs on Monday, according to a stipulation of dismissal filed with the court. Terms of the settlement were not disclosed.

The deal comes after Arizona federal judge Frederick J. Martone rejected AutoZone's motion to decertify the Fair Labor Standards Act collective action, which the plaintiffs said was made up of 1,475...

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