Family Dollar hit for $19 million verdict in wage claim

Family Dollar Stores says it plans to appeal today's jury verdict against it. A jury in Tuscaloosa, Ala., on Friday found that Family Dollar should have classified a number of its store managers as hourly employees who would have been entitled to overtime pay, rather than as salaried managers. The court handling the case awarded damages of about $19.1 million, plus legal fees.

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