The world's second largest home improvement retailer, Lowes Home Improvement, will see “off the clock” in an entirely new light, after the recent, class action lawsuit settlement of $29.5 million. It is important to note that Lowes Home Improvement does not does not admit to any wrongdoing and believes it is in compliance with all laws and regulations.
It is hard to believe that a retailer so large would think that they could get away with all of the allegations brought against them. Some of the Plaintiff’s claims against Lowe’s Home Improvements include: making the Plaintiff’s work “off the clock” when not clocked in and requiring them to work after they clocked out, locking plaintiff's in the Lowe’s Home Improvement stores at the end of their shifts and not giving uninterrupted rest breaks and/or meal breaks as required by law. After all of these allegations, it is not hard to believe that the defendant did not pay the plaintiff’s the required overtime.