Neb. Jury Hands Tyson Victory In Don-Doff Action
Law360, New York (May 27, 2011, 7:19 PM EDT) -- A Nebraska federal jury on Thursday found that a class of Tyson Foods Inc. workers at a Lexington, Neb., beef slaughter and processing facility were properly compensated for their work, despite their claims to the contrary.
The jury nixed arguments that the workers were not adequately paid for time spent preparing to work on the production assembly line.
The Nebraska case is one of several around the country challenging Tyson’s so-called gang time compensation system, in which workers say they are paid only during the time they are present on the actual production assembly line and argue they should also be...
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