Family Dollar Gets Managers' OT Suit Killed

Law360, New York (October 26, 2012, 1:53 PM EDT) -- A Kentucky federal judge on Thursday dismissed a class action that claimed Family Dollar Inc. improperly failed to pay its store managers overtime wages, ruling that the employees were legally exempt from state's labor statute.

U.S. District Judge John G. Heyburn II said the managers fit the definition of “supervisor” under Kentucky's wage and hour laws, meaning they aren't protected by the law's overtime requirements. Though the managers spent more than 80 percent of their time performing manual tasks that would be classified as nonexempt under...
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