Sara Lee Workers Win Class Cert. In Don-Doff Action

Law360, New York (March 23, 2012, 5:06 PM EDT) -- A Michigan federal judge on Friday certified a class of Sara Lee Corp. employees who claim the company failed to compensate them for time spent donning and doffing protective gear at their plant, saying they had enough in common to merit certification.

U.S. District Judge Robert J. Jonker certified a class of more than 500 current employees who worked at the Zeeland, Mich., plant since 2008. The judge found that the employees exhibited the adequate numerosity, commonality and typicality requirements and granted them certification in their...
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