The lawsuit, a PDF of which can be viewed here, accuses Mooresville-based Lowe’s of not compensating its non-exempt hourly managers for work performed while those employees were off the clock. The company has “maintained a policy and practice of failing to pay Plaintiffs and Hourly Managers for time spent reading and responding to work-related smartphone communications during non-work hours, including during unpaid meal periods, or for being required to report early for work to perform a pre-shift ‘sweep’ of the premises by slowly driving their vehicles around the outer perimeter of the retail store to ensure that nothing out of the ordinary has occurred overnight,” the suit states.
If this suit applies to you make sure you sign up. It looks like some lowe’s people may be trying to say these class action suits don’t pay much. I’ve received from the $500 range to the $1000’s range. The suit hasn’t been settled, you can bet lowe’s is trying to say this was isolated to a few bad managers and wants to get off light. I know my store manager demanded we were available by text and were to sweep the building perimeter before and after our shifts started. We had to respond to texts on our days and nights off, We were given tasks the moment we walked in the door before clocking in.... make this known if it happened to you.