Koch Foods Loses Bid To Decertify FLSA Action

Law360, New York (September 29, 2009, 12:18 PM EDT) -- A collective action brought by plant workers seeking unpaid and overtime wages from chicken processor Koch Foods Inc. will proceed to trial following a federal judge's rejection of the company's bid to decertify the workers' class.

Judge Leon Jordan of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee on Friday denied Koch Foods' motion for decertification or for separate trials for workers at the company's processing and debone plants, finding that workers in both facilities were similarly situated because their pay was calculated the...
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