Family Dollar's Cert Bid Fails In $35.5M FLSA Case

By Allison Grande (October 5, 2009, 7:37 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to review a $35.5 million verdict awarded to a group of Family Dollar Stores Inc. employees in a class action accusing the discount retailer of failing to pay its misclassified store managers overtime wages.

The court on Monday denied Family Dollar's petition for writ of certiorari, letting stand the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit's ruling that an Alabama district court had not erred in awarding millions of dollars in unpaid wages to an opt-in class of 1,424 store managers, despite Family Dollar's objections that store managers were exempt as executives.

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