Lowe’s, the Second Largest Home Improvement Chain, Sued for not Paying Overtime to Assistant Store Managers and Former Zone Managers – Los Angeles Wage & Hour Claims Attorneys Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik

by Norman B. Blumenthal on June 21, 2013

contractorsBlumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik has filed a class action labor lawsuit against Lowe’s, the second largest home improvement chain in North America.  According to the Complaint, Lowe's wrongfully classified their Zone Managers and Assistant Store Managers as exempt from overtime.  The result is Lowe’s failed to pay overtime due to these employees. Valle, et al. vs. Lowe's HIW, Inc., Case No. CV-11-1489.  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 also states that although zone managers and assistant store managers had a managerial title, in reality neither manager spent much time, if any, performing managerial work.  Additionally, zone and assistant store managers often worked up to 65 hours per week, more than 20 hours over the 40 hours bench.

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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