Paper Maker's Employees Get Class Certification

Law360, New York (January 31, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- A group of Wisconsin-based Domtar Inc. employees has been granted class action and collective action status in its lawsuit alleging that the paper manufacturer failed to compensate them adequately for time spent donning and doffing protective wear and doing other work-related requirements.

Judge John C. Shabaz of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin on Wednesday conditionally certified the lawsuit as a collective action under the Federal Labor Standards Act and a class action under the Wisconsin Minimum Wage Law.

Shabaz found that...
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