Smithfield Faces Yet Another Class Action

Law360, New York (November 17, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- Smithfield Foods Inc. has been slammed with a proposed class and collective action alleging that it failed to pay the employees at its Crete, Neb., hog processing facility for time spent donning and doffing their uniforms and for other time worked.

The suit, filed Thursday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Nebraska against both Smithfield and its subsidiary, Farmland Foods Inc., alleged that workers were only paid when the processing line was running.

They were not paid for time spent waiting in line,...
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