Prestage Settles Don, Doff Suit For $1.8M

Law360, New York (October 20, 2011, 2:20 PM EDT) -- Turkey processor Prestage Foods Inc. and a class of employees on Wednesday asked a North Carolina federal judge to approve a $1.8 million settlement in a suit accusing the company of failing to pay workers for time spent donning and doffing gear.

The joint motion said that $1 million of the settlement would go to the approximately 1,200 class members, with the remainder covering attorneys' fees and costs.

"The proposed settlement eliminates the need for lengthy, uncertain and expensive trials," the motion said. "It also reflects...
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