Creekstone Meat Packers Win Early Class Cert. In Wage Suit

Law360, New York (February 6, 2012, 7:32 PM EST) -- A Kansas federal judge granted conditional class certification on Monday to a group of Creekstone Farms Premium Beef LLC slaughterhouse workers who say their employer denies pay for downtime, saying that the “lenient” burden for preliminary certification had been met.

U.S. District Judge Eric F. Melgren said the approximately 700 Creekstone workers had established a similarity of circumstances in their allegation that the meat-packing company violated the Fair Labor Standards Act by instituting at its Arkansas City, Kan., facility a “gang time” compensation policy under which...
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