Farris, Riley & Pitt represent Plaintiffs in a lawsuit against North Carolina-based Lorillard Tobacco Co., Inc. The lawsuit alleges that Lorillard violated the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) with regard to its pay practices for all sales representatives employed across the United States.
Founded in 1760, Lorillard, Inc. is the oldest continuously running tobacco company in the United States. The lawsuit alleges sales representatives were misclassified as exempt employees under the FLSA and paid a salary, without overtime. Plaintiffs assert that the sales representatives were non-exempt employees and should have been paid hourly and overtime for all hours worked over 40 hours in a given work week. Plaintiffs seek to represent all sales representatives that have been subjected to Lorillard’s alleged wrongful pay practices within the three years prior to the filing of this lawsuit. Kirby Farris, Ken Riley and Brett Turnbull represent Plaintiffs. Lawsuit is filed in the United States District Court, Middle District of Alabama in Montgomery. The lawsuit is styled is James Pickering vs. Lorillard Tobacco, Civil Action No. 2:10-cv-00633-SRW.