Sara Lee Donning, Doffing Class Gets Conditional Cert.

Law360, Los Angeles (October 25, 2011, 8:04 PM EDT) -- A North Carolina federal judge on Monday conditionally certified a class of more than 2,000 current and former Sara Lee Corp. hourly workers who say the company violated the Fair Labor Standards Act by failing to pay them for time spent donning and doffing uniforms.

“Defendant continues to assert that the plaintiffs’ collective allegations are time barred, but nevertheless concedes that conditional certification of the claims is appropriate,” U.S. District Judge Malcolm J. Howard wrote. “The court agrees with the parties that plaintiffs’ Fair Labor Standards...
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