Lowe’s California Settlement. Individuals who performed installation services for Lowe’s HIW, Inc. in California may be eligible to participate in a $6.5 million settlement.
Lowe’s Settlement July 29, 2014 Block & Leviton, along with Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy filed a lawsuit against Lowe’s HIW, Inc. (“Lowe’s”) on June 15, 2012 alleging that Lowe’s misclassified all California installers as independent contractors in violation of California law. The Honorable Jeffrey S. White granted Plaintiff’s Motion for Class Certification in August 2013, certifying the class of California installers and appointing Block & Leviton and Cotchett, Pitre &… read more
Court Certifies Class Consisting Of All Loweӳ Installers In California Who Were Misclassified As Independent Contractors As Opposed To Employees
On August 19, 2013, the Honorable Jeffrey S. White, of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, granted Plaintiffs’ motion to certify a class consisting of “All persons who installed products for Lowe’s or performed services for Lowe’s in the State of California and who were treated as independent contractors by Lowe’s but over whom Lowe’s exercised control and discretion in the performance of their installation… read more
Block & Leviton filed suit on behalf of workers who install kitchens and bathrooms for Lowe’s Home Centers, Inc. (“Lowe’s”) contending that they are improperly misclassified as independent contractors rather than as employees under Massachusetts law. The Suffolk County Superior Court in Massachusetts granted a motion to certify a class of all installers who have been misclassified by Lowe’s. Under Massachusetts law, class members are entitled to receive treble damages… read more