Smithfield Unit Reaches $6M Don, Doff Deal With Meat Workers

Law360, Los Angeles (August 16, 2013, 10:39 PM EDT) -- A unit of Smithfield Foods Inc. asked a Missouri federal judge on Friday to approve a $5.8 million settlement with a class of workers who alleged the company violated state and federal labor laws by failing to pay them for time spent changing into and out of their uniforms.

Workers in Farmland Foods Inc.’s hog slaughter and processing center weren’t paid for the time they had to spend before and after each shift sanitizing themselves and donning and doffing their uniforms, a class of workers led...
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Case Information

Case Title

Ingersoll et al v. Farmland Foods, Inc.

Case Number



Missouri Western

Nature of Suit

Labor: Fair Standards


Fernando J. Gaitan, Jr

Date Filed

April 29, 2010

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