A Texas woman has filed a class action against Lowes Home Center alleging Lowes violated the overtime pay requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act. The woman, who was a warehouse employee at a regional distribution center, claims that Lowes owes her unpaid overtime, and did not credit her for time that she performed required work for Lowes before and after her scheduled shift, including checking in her hand-held computer, completing paperwork, and driving to her work area. The suit requests class certification for all Texas Lowes employees, and seeks damages for unpaid overtime, liquidated damages, attorneys’ fees and costs, and pre- and post-judgment interest. In addition to the Texas suit, Lowes faces similar lawsuits alleging violations of the FLSA in ten other states.
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