Overtime class action against AutoZone resurrected

To say AutoZone is having a bad May — litigation-wise — is putting it lightly. Not only has the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) sued AutoZone for the fourth time (in as many years) for alleged violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), but the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals (whose rulings apply to Arizona employers) recently ruled that conflicting evidence regarding its store managers' job duties and the importance of their "exempt" work precludes dismissal of their claims for overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

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