When an employer realizes that a certain classification or number of employees has been misclassified as exempt, the employer may do the right thing and, henceforth, treat those people as non-exempt and pay overtime accordingly.  That corrective measure, however, leaves a gap because the workers can sue for overtime for the period preceding the change. 

Here is another exemption misclassification lawsuit, but this time coming from a different angle.  This time, it is a group of human resources employees who work for Lowe’s have filed a putative class action on the theory that they were misclassified as managers and are thus entitled to overtime.  This is very dangerous because the

In a recent posting in the Connecticut Employment Law blog, Steve Lavelle wrote about a recent case in involving the exemption status of Store Managers for Family Dollar Stores.  The evidence showed that the employees rarely, if ever, discharged managerial duties and spent the vast amount of their time in performing duties identical to subordinates