Smithfield Unit Ordered To Pay Workers For Prep Time

Law360, Washington (May 20, 2013, 4:22 PM EDT) -- A federal judge determined Friday that a class of workers at a pork processing plant owned by a Smithfield Foods Inc. subsidiary should be compensated for time spent changing into and out of their uniforms, citing the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Alvarez v. IBP Inc.

In granting one plaintiff's motion for summary judgment Friday, U.S. District Judge Fernando J. Gaitan Jr. said the high court's Alvarez decision clearly required companies to compensate workers for time spent changing clothes or washing at the beginning or end...
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Ingersoll et al v. Farmland Foods, Inc.


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5:10-cv-06046

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Missouri Western

Nature of Suit

Labor: Fair Standards

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Fernando J. Gaitan, Jr

Date Filed

April 29, 2010

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