Tyson Blasts Workers' Early Ruling Bid In Don-Doff Suit

Law360, New York (September 7, 2011, 4:05 PM EDT) -- Tyson Foods Inc. on Wednesday blasted a request by a class of Tyson workers that an Iowa federal judge determine whether the time they spent donning and doffing protective gear constitutes "work" and merits compensation under federal employment law.

In a motion, the plaintiffs argue that the judge should decide issues of compensibility before the case goes to trial, saying circuit courts agree that district courts, and not juries, should determine whether certain duties qualify as work under the Fair Labor Standards Act or principal activity...
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