Under the terms of the agreement, there will be a "comprehensive programmatic relief” requiring Family Dollar to review its manager compensation setting process in consultation with labor economics experts.
The settlement deal will cover nine class representatives, each of whom shall receive $10,000. The remaining named plaintiffs will receive a service award of $5,000. The deal also provides for up to $1 million in litigation expenses.
According to court documents only nine class members have opted out of the settlement, leading the judge to believe the settlement was fair and reasonable.
The case is Scott et al. v. Family Dollar Stores Inc., case number 3:08-cv-00540, in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina.