Supreme Court Upholds Class Action Suit on Wage Theft
From workdayMinnesota, 3/22/16: WASHINGTONThe U.S. Supreme Court decided 6-2 Tuesday to allow employees of Tyson Foods, Inc., to join together in a class action suit to recover pay lost to wage theft. The ruling is a victory for 3,000 hourly workers at an Iowa pork processing plant who sued Tyson for time spent “donning and doffing” protective equipment and walking to and from the job floor. A district court certified the workers as a class, but the company challenged that ruling, arguing the workers should not have been able to join together in a single lawsuit because each worker’s claimed loss was different. Click here to read entire story.