California Labor Law Firm Files Suit Against Lowe’s for Unpaid Overtime to Assistant Store Managers and Former Zone Managers – Los Angeles Wage & Hour Claims Attorneys Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik

by Norman B. Blumenthal on March 11, 2013

flsa exempt coveredThe California labor law firm Blumenthal Nordrehaug & Bhowmik has filed a class action labor lawsuit against Lowe's HIW, Inc., (“Lowe's”).  According to the complaint, Lowe's wrongfully classified their Zone Managers and Assistant Store Managers as exempt from overtime and therefore failed to pay overtime due to these employees. Valle, et al. vs. Lowe's HIW, Inc., Case No. CV-11-1489.

“Lowe’s Zone Managers and Assistant Store Managers spent the majority of their time performing non-exempt work tasks throughout their shifts,” said Norman Blumenthal, founding partner of Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik.  “Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, workers who perform non-exempt work are entitled to overtime pay when they work more than 40 hours a week or 8 hours per day.”

The Complaint states that zone managers and assistant store managers just had a managerial title.  In effect, they actually spent little to no time performing managerial work.  They also worked well over 40 hours a week and sometimes as high as 65 hours per week.

Lowe's Assistant Store Managers or Zone Managers who work, or have worked in California, may have a claim for overtime wages due to a misclassification as exempt employees attorneys for Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik assert in the Complaint.

Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik is an experienced California employment law firm with offices located in San Diego, San Francisco and Los Angeles. The firm dedicates its practice to contingency fee employment law work for issues involving misclassification as a salaried worker exempt from overtime, failure to pay vacation wages, misclassification as an independent contractor, off-the-clock work, wrongful termination, discrimination and other California labor laws.

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Luis R July 5, 2014 at 4:34 pm


I have been a zone/asm for the last 5 years…is this still active and can I get more information. I am extremely familiar with this situation.


Norman B. Blumenthal July 28, 2014 at 6:36 pm

Luis plesse call me on my direct line at my office to discuss (858) 952-0354. My name is Nicholas De Blouw and I am one of the attorneys at the firm. Thank you.


Luis R July 5, 2014 at 4:36 pm

Please let me know. Thank you


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