Mo. Workers Target Smithfield In Don, Doff Suit

Law360, New York (April 30, 2010, 4:59 PM EDT) -- Smithfield Foods Inc. has been smacked with yet another class action, this time by workers at a subsidiary's Missouri pork processing plant who allege they weren't paid for the time they spent putting on and taking off safety gear.

Two current maintenance employees and a production worker at the plant filed the suit Thursday in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri, alleging Smithfield subsidiary Farmland Foods Inc. hadn't fully compensated them and other workers for "time donning, doffing and sanitizing gear and...
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