Jury Sides With Tyson Foods In Don-Doff Pay Suit

Law360, New York (April 25, 2012, 7:15 PM EDT) -- An Iowa federal jury on Wednesday returned a verdict in favor of Tyson Foods Inc. in a class action alleging the meat processor did not pay employees for time spent donning and doffing clothing and personal protective gear and other required tasks.

After a two-and-a-half-week trial, the Iowa federal jury said the tasks — which included cleaning equipment, waiting in line to receive knives or walking to production stations — were considered work under the Fair Labor Standards Act but were not “integral and indispensable to...
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