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Lowe’s Ordered to Pay Nearly $5 Million for Unpaid Overtime

A Florida judge has ordered Lowe’s Home Centers Inc. to pay $4.6 million to human resources employees and their attorneys in a nationwide class-action lawsuit.

The Lowe’s human resources employees had sued the home improvement retailer in 2012, claiming that Lowe’s did not pay them for overtime work, according to an article from The National Law Journal.

Federal Judge Virginia Hernandez Covington ordered Lowe’s to pay the human resources workers about $3.3 million, or approximately $4,000 to each of the 891 employees included in the lawsuit, the article says. This month, the judge ordered Lowe’s to pay an additional $1.3 million for the workers’ attorneys’ fees.

Click here to read The National Law Journal article.
Click here to read the judge’s order.

About Kate Klein

Kate Klein
Kate is profiles editor for Hardware Retailing magazine. She reports on news and industry events and writes about retailers' unique contributions to the independent home improvement sector. She graduated from Cedarville University in her home state of Ohio, where she earned a bachelor's degree in English and minored in creative writing. She loves being an aunt, teaching writing to kids, running, reading, farm living and, as Walt Whitman says, traveling the open road, “healthy, free, the world before me.”

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