On May 18, 2017, a class and collective action was filed by Axler Goldich on behalf of current and former employees of Dollar General to recover unpaid regular and overtime wages, as well as all other available relief pursuant to the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”), 29 U.S.C. § 201, et seq., the Pennsylvania Minimum Wage Act of 1968 (“PMWA”), 43 P.S. § 333.101, et seq., the Pennsylvania Wage Payment and Collection Law (“WPCL”), 43 P.S. § 260.1, et seq., and the law of unjust enrichment. Dollar General, a chain of retail stores that sell a wide range of merchandise to consumers, including paper goods, household cleaning supplies, and food items, employs nearly 100,000 people nationwide.
The complaint alleges that Dollar General has violated federal and state wage and hour laws by instituting policies which deprive workers of regular and overtime wages. These policies include:
The plaintiff seeks actual damages, liquidated damages, statutory damages, attorneys’ fees, and costs for a class of similarly-situated persons who, like him, have been subjected to Dollar General’s illegal practices in violation of the FLSA, PMWA, WPCL, and the law of unjust enrichment.