Loss Prevention Managers Settle with Lowe’s in Overtime Class Action Worth up to $2.95 Million
March 28, 2011 – Employees of Lowe’s working as “Loss Prevention Managers” (LPM) sued Lowe’s HIW, Inc. (Lowe’s) over misclassification of duties and subsequent unpaid wages. The overtime case received a class certification and the preliminary settlement was recently approved by U.S. District Court Judge Dean D. Pregerson for up to $2.95 million.
The Settlement Class is defined as all persons who were employed by Lowe’s as a “Loss Prevention Manager” in the State of California at any time from July 8, 2005 through January 31, 2011. The class may include more than 200 individuals, with over 100 being former employees.
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The workers were likely misclassified because their job responsibilities as a Loss Prevention Manager at Lowe's were non-discretionary and tied to well-established practices and procedures eliminating the need for independent judgment or management of the issues by the employee.
Lowe’s will pay its share of payroll taxes for the Loss Prevention Managers involved in this overtime case. The claims administrator will issue each eligible Loss Prevention Manager Class Member an IRS Form W-2 for all amounts designated as wages, and shall further issue each eligible Class Member an IRS Form 1099 for all amounts designated as interest and penalties.
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Case No. CV-09-08354-DDP (RZx)