Lumber Liquidators Can't Chop Down OT Collective Action

Law360 (August 19, 2019, 12:26 PM EDT) -- A Brooklyn federal judge on Monday upheld the conditional certification of a nationwide collective action alleging Lumber Liquidators unfairly denied its managers overtime, rejecting the retailer’s claims the court only has the power to decide New Yorkers’ claims.

U.S. District Judge Margo Brodie said the court can hear claims from out-of-state members of the nearly 1,000-member class, denying Lumber Liquidators’ bid to reverse a magistrate judge’s May order granting conditional certification in their Fair Labor Standards Act case.

Lumber Liquidators is accused of unfairly denying its managers overtime. (AP) Judge Brodie said the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling that state courts don’t have personal...

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