Poultry Workers' FLSA Suit Survives Bid To Toss

Law360, New York (November 6, 2009, 2:41 PM EST) -- A federal judge has kept alive a suit filed on behalf of hundreds of poultry processors in Illinois who say their employers, JCG Industries Inc. and Koch Meat Co. Inc., failed to pay them overtime, but she threw out their claims under state minimum wage laws.

Judge Joan Humphrey Lefkow of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois refused to dismiss the workers' claim for violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act on Thursday, although she granted the companies' motion to dismiss regarding...
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