U.S. Judge Approves Class Action Against Tyson Foods Over Wages at Nebraska, Plants

In an interesting case, a federal judge in Nebraska has approved class action status for workers at two Tyson Foods plants in Nebraksa who are suing over wages.  According to the lawsuit, the workers were not paid for time spent putting on uniforms and safety gear, sanitizing equipment, sharpening knives and other work-related duties.

Often called “don doff” suits because they relate to donning and doffing protective gear, claims such as this typically are brought under the Fair Labor Standards Act or similar state-based wage and hour laws.

This class action could affect as many as 5,000 workers.

This is an interesting case and every company should make sure it’s employees are paid for all required work-related activities.

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