Win For Workers In Mountaire FLSA Suit Upheld

Law360, New York (June 7, 2011, 8:18 PM EDT) -- The Fourth Circuit on Tuesday mostly affirmed a judgment in favor of employees at a Mountaire Farms Inc. chicken processing plant in a class action donning-and-doffing suit, while reducing the award each of the approximately 250 plaintiffs will receive.

The appeals court agreed with a Maryland federal judge that the time the workers spent donning and doffing protective gear at the beginning and end of each day is compensable under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

"The factual record supports the district court’s conclusion that the employees...
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