ATLANTA (AP) - A federal appeals court has upheld a $35.6
million judgment against Family Dollars Stores Inc., which was sued
by employees denied overtime pay because they were classified as
A federal jury in Tuscaloosa, Ala., ruled in 2006 that Family Dollar violated the Fair Labor Standards Act and awarded back pay to 1,424 employees who routinely worked 60 to 70 hours a week with duties that included mopping floors, unloading trucks, stocking shelves and running cash registers.
The North Carolina-based company appealed U.S. District Judge U.W. Clemon's final award, which included more than $17.8 in back
overtime and an equal amount in damages.
An 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel upheld Clemon's
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