Joel Cohn Quoted in Family Dollar Class Action Dismissal

Akin Gump labor and employment partner Joel Cohn was quoted by Law360 for its article “Family Dollar Dodges Manager's Pa. Overtime Class Action” on a Pennsylvania federal judge’s dismissal of a putative class action against Family Dollar Stores Inc., represented by Cohn.

The judge granted summary judgment in favor of Family Dollar in a suit claiming that the company had failed to pay the plaintiff for overtime hours, holding that he was exempt due to his managerial responsibilities.

Cohn noted that the company was very pleased: “The ruling is fully consistent with the multiple summary judgment rulings in the Family Dollar MDL proceeding in North Carolina. The company continues to believe its store managers are properly classified under state and federal law.”

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