Cargill Meat To Pay $1.3M In OT Class Action Deal

Law360, Los Angeles (December 13, 2012, 2:07 PM EST) -- Cargill Meat Solution Corp. on Wednesday agreed to pay $1.3 million to settle a lawsuit claming the company failed to properly compensate some of its workers for overtime and time spent preparing for shifts, effectively ending a class action battle that began in February 2011.

Plaintiffs Christina Barbos and Patricia Aguillera Barrios, on behalf of themselves and those similarly situated, filed the suit last year alleging that the company’s meat-processing plant in Fresno, Calif., violated California Labor Code by requiring hourly employees to work “off the...
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