Tyson Can't Dodge Meal Break Claims In FLSA Action

Law360 (April 8, 2011, 2:42 PM EDT) -- A Nebraska federal judge refused Wednesday to strike down meal break or state wage law claims from a donning and doffing class action against Tyson Foods Inc.

Judge Lyle E. Strom of the U.S. District Court for the District of Nebraska denied Tyson's motion for partial summary judgment, finding the plaintiffs' Fair Labor Standards Act claims related to meal breaks and their state law wage claims could move forward.

Ruling on a separate motion for partial summary judgment filed by the plaintiffs, workers at a Lexington, Neb., beef slaughter and processing facility, Judge Strom nixed two of Tyson's affirmative defenses but...

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