Tyson Don, Doff Action To Head To Trial

Law360, New York (February 1, 2011, 1:37 PM EST) -- A federal judge has denied summary judgment motions from both sides in a collective action brought by Tyson Foods Inc. employees over the meat processor's alleged refusal to pay them for time spent donning and doffing protective gear.

The workers’ claims that they should be paid for time spent donning and doffing protective gear, walking to and from work posts and taking brief rest breaks all contain enough disputable issues of fact to make summary judgment inappropriate, Judge John W. Lungstrum ruled Monday in the U.S....
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