Lowe's Strikes $2.85M Deal To Settle Misclassification Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (January 31, 2017, 10:10 PM EST) -- Lowe's Home Centers LLC has reached a $2.85 million settlement with a class of installation workers who alleged they were misclassified as independent contractors rather than employees eligible for benefits, according to court filings in New Jersey federal court.

The home improvement retailer reached a settlement in principle with the workers in November. Named plaintiff and proposed class representative Thomas Mittl moved for preliminary approval of the deal, expected to impact about 450 installation workers and companies, in a court filing Tuesday.

Mittl's attorneys at Mashel Law LLC and Block & Leviton LLC reasoned the deal should be accepted by the...

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