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New overtime rule raises threshold for overtime exemption; more employees to receive overtime pay

May 20, 2016 - Anyone making less than $47,476 is now eligible to receive overtime pay, or time-and-a-half pay, thanks to a new overtime exemption rule that’s been finalized this week by the U.S. Labor... Read More


Supreme Court will determine validity of Wal-Mart class action

December 6, 2010 - The Supreme Court agreed Monday, Dec. 6, that it will hear an appeal by Wal-Mart regarding one of the largest employment discrimination cases in U.S. history. The lawsuit, Wal-Mart... Read More


Landmark labor law named for Alabama woman

January 25, 2009 - Although she will never benefit from the new legislation expected to be signed into law tomorrow by President Barack Obama, Lilly Ledbetter of Jacksonville, Ala., is proud of the... Read More


Federal Appeals Court renders important decision against Family Dollar

December 22, 2008 - A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld a $35.6 million judgment against Family Dollar Stores Inc. originally handed down by a Tuscaloosa, Ala., federal jury in 2006. The jury said the... Read More


Dollar General Faces New Lawsuit

September 14, 2006 - A Montgomery law firm has filed a joint lawsuit in federal court, alleging that Dollar General stores intentionally misclassified its store managers as executives to avoid paying them... Read More


Wage and Hour Employment Cases

September 11, 2006 - On August 7th, 2006, Beasley Allen filed a lawsuit for approximately twenty-five hundred former and current Dollar General store managers in the United States District Court for the... Read More


Dollar General Faces Another Lawsuit Tied to Overtime Pay

August 31, 2006 - Dollar General Corp. (DG) said Thursday that a lawsuit was filed against it in Alabama on Aug. 7, 2006 by some current and former store managers relating to overtime pay. Read More


Managers Sue Dollar General over their Classification

August 14, 2006 - About 2,500 former and current Dollar General store managers filed a joint lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama this week. Read More


Store Sued by Workers

August 12, 2006 - About 2,500 former and current Dollar General store managers have filed a joint lawsuit in U.S. District Court, alleging the company intentionally misclassified them as executives in order... Read More


Battle for Dollars

June 12, 2006 - Dollar General Corp. will face a group of current and former store managers next month in federal court in Alabama over alleged violations of federal wage and hour laws. Read More


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