Tyson Workers Win $3M Jury Verdict In Don-Doff Suit

Law360, New York (September 26, 2011, 9:51 PM EDT) -- An Iowa federal jury on Monday awarded $2.89 million to a class of Tyson Foods Inc. employees in a dispute over whether the poultry production company failed to compensate workers for time spent putting on and taking off protective gear.

The jury found that the plaintiffs, who first brought the suit in 2007 accusing violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act, had proven that the time they spent donning and doffing hard hats, work boots, hair nets, aprons, gloves and ear plugs constituted an indispensable part...
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