Zinc Workers Win Cert. In Donning, Doffing Action

Law360, New York (August 10, 2009, 6:49 PM EDT) -- A class of Horsehead Corp. production and support workers has won conditional certification in a donning-and-doffing action alleging the zinc producer withheld overtime compensation in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Judge David S. Cercone of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania on Friday granted the workers' unopposed motion for conditional certification. The class includes all hourly workers employed in the company's Monaca, Pa., facility between October 2006 and the present.

According to the plaintiffs, the class includes at least 800...
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