Smithfield Tries To Decertify, Dismiss FLSA Claims

Law360, New York (November 23, 2009, 2:38 PM EST) -- Asking a judge to decertify the action and dismiss a slew of claims, Smithfield Packing Company Inc. is attempting to hack away at a collective action alleging that the company owes workers overtime pay and unpaid wages.

In the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina, the food processor and producer asked a judge on Friday for partial summary judgment for claims for time spent donning and doffing generic, non-unique items of sanitary, protective or other types of clothing at a hog processing...
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