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Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Dollar General For Unpaid Wages

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:

  1. Applying a time clock rounding policy which purports to round employee time to the nearest 15-minute increment but systematically results in under-recording the actual time worked by employees;
  2. Requiring employees to clock in at least seven minutes before the start of their shifts which, in conjunction with the rounding policy, contributes to the systematic under-recording of the actual time worked by employees; and
  3. Failing to pay warehouse workers, including Plaintiff, for time spent donning and doffing protective gear.

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.

If you are an employee of Dollar General and believe you may have a claim for unpaid wages, contact Axler Goldich at 866-207-2920 or submit an online inquiry.