Family Dollar Strikes $14M Settlement In OT Class Action

Law360, New York (September 11, 2012, 12:53 PM EDT) -- Family Dollar Stores Inc. has reached a preliminary $14 million settlement with a class of 1,700 store managers who claim the retail giant failed to pay overtime wages, an attorney for the plaintiffs said Tuesday in New York federal court.

The lawsuit consolidated two proposed class actions, both filed in 2009, alleging violations of New York labor law. According to the plaintiffs, Family Dollar had a companywide policy of requiring store managers to work more than 40 hours per week, but did not compensate those employees...
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