ConAgra Plant Workers Win Conditional Cert. In FLSA Suit

Law360, New York (March 28, 2013, 12:09 PM EDT) -- An Arkansas federal judge on Wednesday granted early-stage certification to a class of ConAgra Foods Inc. supervisors who claim they were denied overtime pay, allowing the workers to begin notifying potential class members.

U.S. District Judge Susan Webber Wright said Evelyn Garrison — who alleges ConAgra intentionally misclassified supervisors at the food giant's Russellville, Ark., plant. as exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act's overtime requirements in order to lower costs — had presented enough evidence to meet the fairly lenient requirements for conditional certification of...
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