The employees, Rachel Buttry and Jennifer Peters, both were supervisors at a Dollar General store in Bulls Gap, outside of Kingsport.
The two allege that the practice is prevalent at other Dollar General stores around the country, including locations in Illinois, Missouri and South Carolina.
The Tennessean reported (http://tnne.ws/1aGAPJR) that the two are seeking class-action status to cover all Dollar General employees in similar positions.
A spokeswoman for Goodlettsville-based Dollar General did not immediately reply to requests for comment.
Information from: The Tennessean, http://www.tennessean.com