Dollar General faces lawsuit over done during unpaid lunch breaks

Dollar General faces lawsuit over done during unpaid lunch breaks

July 3rd, 2013 by The Tennessean in Local - Breaking News

Two Dollar General employees from Eastern Tennessee have filed a collective action lawsuit in Nashville alleging that the nation's largest small-box discount retailer forced them to work during unpaid lunch periods, which is a violation of federal labor laws.

The practice, according to the suit, is prevalent at other Dollar General stores around the country, including locations in Illinois, Missouri and South Carolina.

Rachel Buttry and Jennifer Peters each were supervisors at a Dollar General store in Bulls Gap, outside of Kingsport. Although their employee handbook states that employees can be fired for working when off the clock, the lawsuit claims that the women were forced to open registers, run returns, void items, among other duties.

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