Smithfield Settles With 1,500 Workers Over Donning, Doffing

Law360, New York (July 19, 2011, 12:38 PM EDT) -- Smithfield Packing Co. Inc. on Monday agreed to pay about 1,500 employees back wages to settle a pair of overtime suits from classes of North Carolina workers who claim they weren't paid for time spent donning and doffing equipment.

The settlement — which won approval from U.S. District Judge Malcolm J. Howard — calls for all of the company's current and former hog process division line production workers to receive $11.11 for half of the weeks they worked during their individual claim periods. Based on earlier...
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Case Title

Janice Hosler, et al v. Smithfield Packing Company, Inc.


Case Number

7:07-cv-00166

Court

North Carolina Eastern

Nature of Suit

Labor: Fair Standards

Judge

Malcolm J. Howard

Date Filed

October 9, 2007


Case Title

Parker et al v. Smithfield Foods, Inc. et al


Case Number

7:07-cv-00176

Court

North Carolina Eastern

Nature of Suit

Labor: Fair Standards

Judge

Malcolm J. Howard

Date Filed

October 31, 2007

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