Chicken Catchers Say Peco Foods Ran Afoul Of Wage Laws

Law360, New York (August 17, 2011, 8:04 PM EDT) -- Chicken catchers employed by poultry producer Peco Foods Inc. filed a putative class action Wednesday in Alabama, claiming they were paid only per bird captured and not for travel time to farms, in violation of federal wage laws. 

Named plaintiffs Kevin Hendrix, Ronnie Williams and Chris Young claim Peco failed to compensate live-haul crew members for time spent waiting for supplies at poultry farms and time worked in excess of 40 hours a week, in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

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Case Title

Hendrix et al v. Peco Foods Inc et al


Case Number

2:11-cv-02873

Court

Alabama Northern

Nature of Suit

710(Labor: Fair Standards)

Judge

Judge R David Proctor

Date Filed

August 16, 2011

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