Dollar General


Ralph Nader Scolds Dollar General for “Shameful” Treatment of Workers

On December 8, 2013 consumer advocate Ralph Nader sent a scathing letter to Dollar General CEO Richard Dreiling. In his letter, Nader compares the salary of sales associates and cashiers ($8/hour) in Goodlettsville Tennessee, to that of the estimated living wage in the area ($9.76/hour) and then to Mr. Dreiling’s salary ($1,690/hour). Nader concluded that such disparity “ensures that earn more in one ten-hour workday than many of ‘associates’ do in a year of work.” Nader points out... Read More

Dollar General Employment Class Action


Audet and Partners, LLP has filed a class action against Dollar General Corp. (“Dollar General”) in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee, Case No. 3:13-cv-00652, alleging violations of the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act, as well as specific employment statutes within the State of Tennessee. The lead plaintiffs in this lawsuit allege that while working between 32-40 hours per week, they were given meal breaks but as supervisory “keyholders” they were not allowed to leave... Read More