Judge Tosses Boehringer Workers' Wage-And-Hour Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (July 25, 2011, 9:33 PM EDT) -- An Iowa federal judge on Monday axed a putative class action brought by workers of an animal drug making unit of Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Inc. that accused the company of failing to pay them for time spent donning and doffing protective gear.

U.S. District Judge Mark W. Bennett ruled that employees at a Fort Dodge, Iowa, drug production facility owned by BIVI were afforded adequate paid time before and after their shifts to put on their gear.

Workers were given extra time during their 30-minute meal...
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