Family Dollar employees sue citing unpaid overtime

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Fourteen employees of Pittsburgh-area Family Dollar stores filed a lawsuit in Pennsylvania court this morning alleging that they were given the title of "manager" so that the company could avoid having to pay them overtime.

According to the attorneys on the case, Timothy P. O'Brien and Maggie S. Coleman, the employees had "virtually no managerial responsibilities and performed essentially the same duties as other, non-manager employees."

All of the plaintiffs worked more than 40 hours per week and several worked more than 80 for no additional compensation, according to the complaint.

Under Pennsylvania law, employees must be paid time-and-a-half for any hours worked in excess of 40.

The complaint includes allegations of violations of Pennsylvania's Minimum Wage Act and unjust enrichment.

Family Dollar is based in North Carolina and operates more than 8,000 stores across the United states.

A company spokeswoman could not be immediately reached.


Paula Reed Ward: pward@post-gazette.com or 412-263-2620. Twitter: @PaulaReedWard.

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