Dollar General Faces New Lawsuit

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 overtime.

About 2,500 former and current Dollar General store managers joined the suit filed in U.S. District Court in Birmingham by the Montgomery firm of Beasley Allen. The suit seeks certification as a collective action to join a similar suit filed in Tuscaloosa.

In April 2005, a Tuscaloosa jury awarded plaintiffs in a separate case $38 million, but Dollar General is seeking a retrial. Separate lawsuits have been filed in Birmingham and Columbus, Ga. The judge in the Birmingham case last Friday refused to certify that case as a class-action case but is allowing the 12 named plaintiffs to proceed with their case.

The latest complaint alleges Dollar General Corp., operator of Family Dollar, Dollar General, and Fred’s, forces its managers to work 60 to 80 hours a week of manual labor as their primary duty and that they spend as little as 10 percent of their time as managers.

Dollar General has eleven stores in Montgomery, three in Prattville, two in Millbrook, and one in Tallassee.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Free Case Evaluation

The experienced and professional attorneys from The Beasley Allen Law Firm are here for you and available to help. We're committed to helping those who need it most, no matter what. Contact us today and get your free case evaluation by our legal team.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

1-800-898-2034 (tel)
855-674-1818 (fax)

All rights reserved. Use of this website signifies your agreement to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Attorney Advertising – Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.

Scroll to Top