MATTHEWS, N.C. — Family Dollar Stores here on Monday said it was “disappointed” that the U.S. Supreme Court declined to review a federal court case that cost the retailer more than $35 million.
The suit claimed that Family Dollar skirted responsibility for paying its workers overtime wages by classifying them as managers. The National Retail Federation and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, along with Family Dollar, believed the case had issues that were important for the court to consider, the retailer said.
A jury awarded around 1,440 employees $19 million in 2006. A U.S. District Court judge lawyer increased the award to $35 million. Family Dollar said it had already reserved funds to pay the judgment.
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