Woman says Dollar General didn't pay her overtime

By Annie Cosby | Oct 22, 2014

CHARLESTON – A Kanawha County woman is suing over claims her former employer failed to pay for overtime hours.

Sally Ann Carpenter, individually and as a class representative on behalf of those similarly situated, filed a lawsuit Sept. 5 in the Charleston Division of the Southern District of West Virginia against Dolgencorp, citing the Fair Labor Standards Act.

According to the complaint, Carpenter regularly worked more than 40 hours a week in her employment as a store manager for Dolgencorp from June 3, 2012, until Nov. 9, 2012, but she was never paid overtime wages.

Carpenter says although she and other employees were classified as "managers" by Dolgencorp, they did not perform management duties to the level to allow Dolgencorp to exclude them from overtime pay.

Dolgencorp is accused of violating the Fair Labor Standards Act in an individual claim and a collective action claim.

Carpenter seeks lost wages plus interest, damages and attorney fees. She is represented by attorneys J. Michael Ranson and Cynthia M. Ranson of Ranson Law Offices in Charleston, and G. Patrick Jacobs of Jacobs Law Office in Charleston.

Southern District of West Virginia case number: 2:14-CV-25500

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