Family Dollar Stores Inc., has been found guilty of violating the Fair Standards Labor Act by a Federal Court in Alabama in 2006. The corporation was forced to pay $35 million dollars to approximately 1400 managers for unpaid overtime. It seems as though the corporation continues its unfair labor practice of classifying employees as managers in order to avoid paying overtime.
here are some links with useful background info:
Federal Appeals Court renders important decision against Family Dollar
Vivian Brown v. Family Dollar Stores of Indiana, L.P
Class action defense cases against Family Dollar