High court declines to hear retailer's appeal in overtime wage case
Birmingham, AL – (AP) - The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to
hear the appeal of a verdict by a federal jury in Alabama which led
to the awarding of more than $35 million to 1,424 current and
former employees of Family Dollar stores.
The decision by the Supreme Court not to hear the appeal means
the decision awarding the Family Dollar employees for unpaid
overtime wages will stand.
The jury found in a 2006 trial in federal court in Tuscaloosa
that North Carolina-based Family Dollar classified many workers as
managers even though their duties included tasks like mopping
floors and unloading trucks.
Family Dollar officials did not immediately respond to a request