$2,950,000 Settlement in Lowe’s California LPM Overtime Claim

Lowe’s Loss Prevention Managers (LPMs) working in California brought suit claiming that they were  misclassified as “exempt” from wage and hour laws that require the payment of overtime, and as a result, were denied the overtime pay to which they were entitled.  A settlement worth up to $2,950,000 was recently approved by U.S. District Court Judge Pregerson.  The class of workers who will share in the settlement includes 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. Under California state overtime regulations, non-exempt workers are entitled to:
  1. One and one-half times their regular rate of pay for all hours worked over 8 per day and for the 1st 8 hours they work on the 7th consecutive day of work in a workweek; and
  2. Double their regular rate of pay [Golden Time] for all hours worked over 12 in any one workday and for all hours worked in excess of 8 on the 7th consecutive day of work in a workweek.
Lowe’s may still face similar unpaid overtime wage claims on behalf of other Loss Prevention Managers who worked at stores outside of California.

Client Reviews


A situation that involves attorneys is emotional - Mike Lore is an attentive listener and really helped me come to the terms of my situation. He used his understanding of the law to construct a case that was grounded in fact and skipped the needless 'finger-pointing' and 'he-said/she-said' back and forth. Mike's professionalism with me (the client) and the opposing attorney moved the case forward quickly with a successful result.

- E.S.


After talking to HR and trying to find answers to my questions about the overtime laws online, I was so confused. I contacted the firm and spoke to Stacy. She was so nice and took the time to review my pay stubs. She explained what the law requires and how it applied to my job. Turns out I do not have a case. Even though I didn’t have a case, she sent me a follow up email with even more information. So glad I called them.

- P.A.


We live in another state, but my husband's company sent him to work in Texas for 6 months. With the laws being completely different from our home state, it was nice to speak to a professional that could put us at ease and explain the laws to us.

- D.E.