Lowe’s Home Centers Inc. has agreed to pay $9.5 million to end human resources (HR) managers’ class action allegations that they were not actually managers and that Lowe’s misclassified them as exempt from overtime pay requirements. Lead Plaintiff Lizeth Lytle’s suit, initially filed in August 2012, claimed the company classified its human resources managers as exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime requirements, but that their duties were not as sophisticated as their title suggested and they should not be classified as exempt. Although given the title of manager, Lowe’s human resources managers, who number as many as 1,745, lack discretion to make meaningful decisions and do not supervise employees. The managers maintained that the employees’ duties actually include menial tasks such as operating cash registers, cleaning bathrooms, greeting customers and sweeping floors.
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