Family Dollar Managers Get Class Cert. In OT Row

Law360, New York (October 4, 2011, 5:36 PM EDT) -- A New York federal judge on Tuesday certified a class of 1,560 store managers who allege that Family Dollar Stores Inc. required them to work extensive overtime and did not pay overtime wages.

U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman ruled that the plaintiffs met all the requirements for class certification and rejected an argument by Family Dollar that the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in Wal-Mart Stores Inc. v. Dukes compelled denial of certification.

Unlike in Dukes, where there was no official policy that led to the...
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