The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear the appeal of a verdict by a federal jury in Alabama which led to the awarding of more than $35 million to 1,424 current and former employees of Family Dollar stores.
The decision by the Supreme Court not to hear the appeal means the decision awarding the Family Dollar employees for unpaid overtime wages will stand.
The jury found in a 2006 trial in federal court in Tuscaloosa that North Carolina-based Family Dollar classified many workers as managers even though their duties included tasks like mopping floors and unloading trucks.
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