Tyson Foods On Hook For $5M In Don-Doff Class Action
Law360, New York (October 2, 2013, 8:56 PM EDT) -- A Nebraska federal judge ordered Tyson Foods Inc. to cough up nearly $5 million Wednesday in a donning and doffing class action brought on behalf of beef processing plant workers, calling Tyson's damages proposal an attempt to dodge its obligations to pay employees for actual time worked.
Current and former workers at Tyson's Dakota City, Neb., facility, however, are only in line for $3.3 million awarded under the Fair Labor Standards Act because punitive damages aren't allowed under the Nebraska constitution, according to U.S. District Judge Joseph Bataillon's memorandum and order.
That means in addition to the $3,307,191.20 FLSA judgment for...
Stay ahead of the curve
In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.
Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!