Tyson Foods Settles Workers' Don, Doff Claims

Law360, New York (November 1, 2012, 2:06 PM EDT) -- Tyson Foods Inc. has reached a deal to resolve a class action in Iowa federal court alleging the company failed to pay meatpacking plant workers for time spent donning and doffing personal protective gear, according to a filing submitted Wednesday.

The joint filing said Tyson agreed to shell out a total of $950,000 to two settlement classes — a group of 175 workers who opted into a Fair Labor Standards Act collective action and another group of about 1,200 employees in a class certified with respect...
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