Farmers Pride Settles Workers' Donning, Doffing Suit

Law360, New York (November 15, 2011, 3:16 PM EST) -- Farmers Pride Inc. agreed Monday to pay $500,000 to settle state and federal class actions in Pennsylvania alleging the chicken processor failed to pay workers for time spent putting on, taking off and sanitizing safety gear.

According to a proposed joint settlement agreement, the payment includes attorneys' fees and out-of-pocket expenses, which are capped at $100,000 and $175,000, respectively. The roughly 3,000 state and federal class members will be compensated from the remainder of the payout.

Plaintiffs in both cases had accused the Fredericksburg, Pa.-based food...
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