Family Dollar to settle Overtime Pay Lawsuit with Store Managers

To often in our office we have discovered businesses that fail to pay their employees the proper overtime pay they are entitled by law or just fail to pay them overtime pay altogether. According to recent case, the employees were classified as managers and therefore exempt from overtime pay. The company however almost exclusively assigned these employees non-managerial duties such as stocking shelves, mopping floors, running the cash registers and unloading trucks. They were also schedule to work more than sixty hours a week, six days a week. The settlement which has not been finalized could cost the Family Dollar Company up to $14 million. This $14 million dollar settlement for 1,700 employees would mean a little over $8, 235 per employee.

The Family Dollar Company is currently dealing with seventeen lawsuits in seven states over other employees being misclassified as managers and failing to receive overtime pay. The Company continues to believe that its Store Managers relevant to this litigation are “exempt” employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act and have been and are being properly compensated under both federal and state laws,” according to a statement by the Family Dollar Company.

Unfortunately, cases similar to this one happen to employees all across the United States and even to the employees in Tennessee. If you or someone you know feels that you have not been properly paid for the overtime hours you have worked, then we encourage you to contact one of our experienced and compassionate Tennessee employment overtime pay attorneys as soon as possible. We care about our clients and will work with you to make sure you receive the compensation you are entitled to by law.

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Jim Higgins, founder of the Higgins Firm, is a seasoned personal injury attorney with deep roots in Nashville, Tennessee. A 4th generation Nashvillian, Jim carries on the legal legacy of his father, a judge for over 30 years. After graduating from the University of Memphis School of Law, Jim’s career began on the other side of the courtroom, defending insurance companies and learning their tactics for minimizing settlements. However, he soon realized his true calling was fighting for the rights of the injured, and for the past several years, he has exclusively represented plaintiffs in personal injury cases.

Since then, his dedication and skill have earned him membership in the prestigious Million Dollar Advocates Forum, an organization limited to attorneys who have secured million and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements for their clients. Licensed to practice in Tennessee, Kentucky, and Georgia, Jim focuses on personal injury, product liability, medical malpractice, and workers’ compensation cases. His exceptional work has been recognized by his peers, earning him a spot on the Super Lawyers list from 2021 to 2024, a distinction awarded to only a select group of accomplished attorneys in each state.

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