Dollar General store managers claiming they were misclassified as exempt from overtime have filed a class action lawsuit in Jacksonville, Florida. The managers claim that they are paid salaries but work 60 to 90 hours per week and spend only 5 - 10% on managerial duties. Dollar General store managers claiming they were misclassified as exempt from overtime have filed a class action lawsuit in Jacksonville, Florida.  The managers claim that they are paid salaries but work 60 to 90 hours per week and spend only 5 - 10% on managerial duties. 

Source:  Boston Business Journal

Misclassification of employees as exempt from overtime is the most common violation of federal and Kentucky overtime pay laws.  If you have not been paid overtime compensation due you, contact Lexington, Kentucky overtime lawyer Robert Abell at 859-254-7076.

Another class action lawsuit recovered $35 million in unpaid overtime as reported by Robert Abell on the Kentucky Employment Law Blog, "Overtime Case Yields $35 Million To Dollar General Store Managers."

2 Comments
I use to work for Dollar General and I went through the same thing. I would be at work at 5am to unlock and help unload trucks, work when my associates call in sick. There were times that I was so under staffed that I had to work everyday at least 3-5 days in one week open to close. I have had to close by myself several times. So yes, I have worked 90 plus hours in a week 5 am - 10:30pm, plenty of times, no lunch break, and I was driving 45 minutes one way and have fell asleep driving going home from work on some of the long days. There have been time when I have had to go in on my off day because someone calling in.
by Kimberly Bell (Phillips) December 9, 2015 at 10:08 PM
I have a SM for DG for 8 yrs... I have been made to work 90 hrs a week for week after week. I've had to work 7am one day to 1030pm the next night because of sick employees and a 8 hr over night ffloor svc and no one from DG / DM would help but tell me to keep my job I'd have to do it. I gave my DM's several weeks of my vacation because they were over budgeted hours for their districts with promise after promise they'd give me vacation time later but I have never received anything.
by Tina October 12, 2015 at 03:54 AM
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