Class Certified In Donning-And-Doffing Suit V. Kraft

Law360, New York (May 9, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A judge has ruled that collective and class actions alleging that Kraft Global Foods Inc. employees should be paid for the time they spend putting on and taking off required safety and sanitary equipment, which include federal and state claims, can coexist and be certified.

In an order May 5, Judge Barbara B. Crabb of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin granted the plaintiffs’ motion to certify a collective action for the Fair Labor Standards Act claims and a class action for...
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