7th Circ. Upholds Dismissal Of Poultry Workers' OT Suit
By Jeff Sistrunk
Law360, Los Angeles (March 18, 2014, 10:59 PM EDT) -- A divided Seventh Circuit on Tuesday affirmed a lower court's dismissal of a putative class action brought against JCG Industries Inc. and Koch Meat Co. Inc. by poultry processors who claim they weren't paid for time spent donning and doffing protective gear, finding the employees are not entitled to compensation for those activities.
In a 2-1 ruling, the appeals court upheld U.S. District Judge Robert M. Dow Jr.'s March 2013 ruling granting summary judgment to JCG and Koch on the plaintiffs' Fair Labor Standards Act and Illinois Minimum...