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Smithfield Foods Slapped With 2 More FLSA Actions

Law360 (October 27, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The packing division of leading pork processor Smithfield Foods Inc. has been hit with two separate putative collective actions alleging that the company does not properly compensate its workers at two North Carolina facilities for time spent donning and doffing their uniforms.

Both actions were filed on Friday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina and could include at least 600 Smithfield employees, according to the suits.

Lead plaintiffs Angelina Mitchell, Marlowe Jones and Jerraine Cannon filed the complaint on behalf...
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