Pa. Poultry Workers' Donning, Doffing Suit Revived

Law360, New York (January 20, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- A Pennsylvania appeals court has breathed new life into a class action brought by former employees of Farmers Pride Inc., saying the workers had a right under state law to sue for time spent donning and doffing safety gear.

In an order handed down Thursday, the Superior Court of Pennsylvania reversed a ruling by a state judge that effectively terminated the wage-and-hour suit by workers at Farmers Pride's chicken processing plant in Fredericksburg, Pa.

The employees sued the poultry processor in the Court of Common Pleas...
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