Monsanto Hit With Wage-And-Hour Class Action

Law360, New York (January 28, 2011, 4:47 PM EST) -- Seed giant Monsanto Co. has been hit with a collective and class action alleging it required automated engineering employees at its St. Louis headquarters to work off the clock and without pay.

The suit, lodged Thursday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, claims Monsanto did not budget sufficient funds to pay for all hours the automated engineering employees actually worked.

Monsanto's managers then allegedly instructed, coerced and discouraged these workers from reporting all hours worked, saying that if they did, the...
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