Kellogg Workers Can Proceed As Class In Wage Suit

Law360, New York (September 26, 2011, 4:54 PM EDT) -- A Tennessee federal judge ruled Monday that a long-running employee suit accusing the food conglomerate Kellogg Co. of breaking labor law by not compensating workers for time spent walking between changing room and time clock can proceed as a collective action.

U.S. District Judge Jon Phipps McCalla said that as the case had yet to move beyond the early discovery period, the standards for conditional certification were more lenient, and the Kellogg employees had met them.

“The named plaintiff’s burden at this conditional certification stage is...
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