Bimbo Unit To Pay $3.5M To Settle Drivers' Benefits Suit

Law360, New York (November 20, 2012, 1:48 PM EST) -- A subsidiary of Mexican baked goods company Grupo Bimbo SAB de CV has agreed to pay $3.5 million to resolve a Connecticut federal lawsuit lodged by a proposed class of distributors who claim the company denied them benefits, according to a Monday court filing.

The deal between the proposed class and Bimbo Foods Bakeries Distribution Inc. will clear up allegations that the company improperly classified certain distributors as independent contractors and failed to provide them benefits such as health insurance or paid time off.

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