Lowe’s Paying $3 Million in Settlement of Overtime Lawsuit

After over seven years and numerous rulings by California appellate courts, Lowe’s has agreed to pay $29.5 million to settle a class action lawsuit regarding overtime violations.

Two employees, Cynthia Parris and Willie Lopez, alleged that Lowe’s forced them and thousands of other employees to work  before and after their normal shifts without compensation.    In 2003, the California’s Court of Appeal for the Second Appellate District held that Cynthia Parris and Willie Lopez had the right to communicate with other employees about a potential class action lawsuit against Lowe’s. The resulting class act lawsuit ended up settling for $29.5 million, resulting in an average payout of $9,266 per claimant.

 

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