Cargill Gets Partial Win In Don-Doff Action

Law360, New York (April 12, 2011, 6:20 PM EDT) -- A Nebraska federal judge on Tuesday ruled that Cargill Meat Solutions Corp. workers who have brought a collection action over their donning-and-doffing time do not need to be paid for putting on safety equipment, a partial win for Cargill.

Several federal circuit courts have ruled that a collective bargaining agreement, like the one the plaintiffs have, should be used to determine when donning and doffing is paid, Judge Richard G. Kopf of the U.S. District Court for the District of Nebraska said, throwing out part of...
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