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Dollar Tree Employees in Florida Claim FLSA Violations

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Current and former employees of the Dollar Tree discount stores in Florida are now filing a lawsuit against the company, seeking unpaid wages and overtime compensation.The Sun Sentinel reports that the employees filed the suit on September 1 in the United States District Court in Southern Florida.

The two assistant managers filing the lawsuit claim that the discount chain failed to pay them the minimum wage and overtime compensation — both violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act. The employees also claim that they were routinely asked to work off the clock and that they were often forced to work through their lunch break without pay. A full version of the complaint can be found at

FindLaw states that the Fair Labor Standards Act is a federal law that requires businesses with an annual dollar volume of at least $500,000 to pay their employees a minimum wage of $7.25 per hour and to pay covered workers overtime compensation at a rate of one and a half times their regular rate of pay for every hour worked over 40 hours in any given workweek.

Employees that believe their rights have been violated under FLSA should contact a Houston employment lawyer to learn more information on filing a claim. A two-year statute of limitations applies to most FLSA violation actions. In the Houston-area, there are dozens of Dollar Tree stores. With a lawsuit against the corporation, it’s especially important for Dollar Tree employees to be aware of their rights under FLSA.

Related Resources:

  • Minimum Wage and Overtime Basics (FindLaw)
  • Find a Houston Employment Lawyer (FindLaw)
  • Top 5 FLSA & Overtime Rules for Employers (FindLaw’s Free Enterprise Blog)

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