FLSA Suit Can Proceed Against Dollar Tree: Judge

Law360, New York (July 9, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A judge has ruled that a lawsuit alleging that discount store chain Dollar Tree Inc. misclassified many of its employees as managers to avoid paying them for overtime can go forward, rejecting the company's bid to throw out testimony by the plaintiffs as contradictory.

U.S. District Judge Samuel Conti of the Northern District of California ruled on Tuesday that the plaintiffs had presented sufficient evidence to take their case to trial.

An attorney for Dollar Tree could not immediately be reached for comment.

The lawsuit began...
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