Up To 8K Huhtamaki Workers Win Cert. In FLSA Suit

Law360, New York (August 11, 2010, 6:16 PM EDT) -- A judge has granted conditional certification to as many as 8,000 Huhtamaki Inc. employees in a suit accusing the consumer packaging powerhouse of failing to pay workers for off-the-clock tasks it required them to perform.

The plaintiff workers offered substantial allegations that Huhtamaki systematically rounded time away from employees who performed pre- and post-shift work, and denied them compensation they were entitled, Judge Julie Robinson of the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas said in an order Monday, granting the group collective action status...
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