Smithfield To Pay $2M To Settle Don, Doff Suits

Law360, New York (December 10, 2013, 1:37 PM EST) -- Smithfield Packing Co. Inc. has agreed to shell out $2 million to settle three class actions brought by workers at its bacon-processing plants who claim they weren’t paid for activities they were required to perform before and after their shifts.

Under the settlement, the three cases will receive separate payouts of $800,000, $200,000 and $1 million, and the company also will pay up to $800,000  in attorneys’ fees. Smithfield also will pay up to $5,000 to each of the five named plaintiffs to settle their claims...
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