Court Sides With Tyson Plant Workers In FLSA Suit

Law360, New York (September 7, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In a precedential ruling hailed as a victory for potentially tens of thousands of U.S. factory workers, an appeals court has held that a trial judge presiding over a wage dispute blundered by limiting compensable work to strenuous activity.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit ruled that Pennsylvania District Court Judge Robert Kelly misdirected a jury when he instructed it to consider whether donning and doffing work clothes was “cumbersome” enough to warrant pay.

The circuit judges, who heard arguments in July and...
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