Pa. Meat Co. Faces Suit Over Unpaid COVID Screening Time

By Matt Fair (October 21, 2021, 2:09 PM EDT) -- A worker at a Philadelphia-area Hatfield Quality Meats Inc. plant has launched a would-be class action seeking compensation after she and other workers went unpaid for time they have been forced to spend undergoing pre-shift COVID-19 screenings since the pandemic broke out last year.

Ysa Santana Reynoso said in a complaint that Hatfield had mandated COVID-19 screenings as a condition of employment, but that the company had run afoul of state law by not paying her and her co-workers for time spent waiting to undergo the screens prior to formally clocking into their jobs.

"Production workers were not paid for significant...

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