Dollar General sued by former manager

Overtime has long been a point of contention for those in a manager, assistant manager or management trainee position, especially in the fast food and retail industries.

Many lawsuits have complained that, despite their management titles, these employees are working 50+ hours a week, primarily doing the tasks of regular hourly employees. Their title is cited by such employers as the reason they are not paid overtime once they exceed 40 hours weekly.

Under the federal labor law, employees may be exempt from overtime pay provided their primary duties include:

  • Managing the enterprise;
  • They earn a minimum of $455 weekly;
  • They regularly direct the work of at least two or more other full-time employees; AND
  • They have the authority to hire and fire other employees.

A former manager recently brought a lawsuit against an Alabama-based Dollar General. She alleges she routinely worked in excess of 90 hours weekly while primarily performing duties as a cashier, stocking inventory and seeing to the store’s custodial needs, which included cleaning bathrooms and taking out the trash. She also cited harsh and, at times, unsafe working conditions.
If you are currently, or were at one time, an employee of Dollar General (or any other company) and were exempted from overtime, in spite of working longer than 40 hours a week, you may be eligible to compensation.

Please give us a call at (888) 930-9091 to discuss
your rights and your options.


  1. Keith Leonard on December 10, 2017 at 3:11 am

    I am currently a store manager at Dollar general and spend over 70 percent of my time stocking and ringing. This is the standard due to sparce payroll budgets. My weekly expectation of hours worked is 6 days at least 48 hours per week. They state we get an hour lunch each shift which is not feasible due once again to inadequate payroll budgets.

    • Keith Leonard on December 10, 2017 at 3:15 am

      To be honest for an additional 80hrs per week of payroll(literally 720 dollars) my store would be able to convey the branding they strive for. Not to mention increase profit margin by actually being able to appease the customer by having better instocks and a more visibly pleasant shopping experience.

  2. Tina Guzik on December 22, 2017 at 3:15 pm

    I was a manager from September of 2006 to December of 2013. I was required to work 46 to 50 hours a week, sometimes more, doing whatever needed to be done. I’ve been a manager, plumber, electrician, janitor, nurse….Whatever the day called for. We were allowed NO sick days, so if a keyholder had to cover me for a day or 2, or anyone called off, I was expected to make up those hours! I have called this number twice and had to leave messages, but I’ve gotten no return call.

  3. Jamie Whited on January 2, 2018 at 4:01 am

    Curious if this employee won the case or if it is still pending. I am a store mgr working currently in those conditions.

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