George Weston Bakeries Hit With FLSA Suit

Law360, New York (July 10, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Independent baked-goods distributors for George Weston Bakeries Inc. have filed a proposed collective action accusing the company of failing to pay overtime wages in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Two independent distributors filed the suit against one of the nation's largest food processors and distributors on Monday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

In the complaint, the plaintiffs alleged that they are “independent” in name only, and that the bakery treats them like full-time employees who should not...
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