Oscar Mayer employees seek pay for equipment time

By Associated Press
Posted Nov. 16, 2010 at 5:41 a.m.

Employees at the Oscar Mayer meat processing plant in Davenport, Iowa filed a class action lawsuit against Kraft Foods Inc. seeking compensation for time they spend putting on and taking off their safety equipment.

The lawsuit claims employees are not paid while they don and doff uniforms, safety footwear, hairnets, glasses and other equipment before and after their shifts in violation of the law.

Four current employees are the plaintiffs in the case. Their attorneys are seeking to represent a class of 1,750 employees at the plant, which processes pork, beef and poultry.

Northfield-based Kraft is Oscar Mayer’s parent company.

Kraft spokeswoman Rachel Larsen says the company believes it is in full compliance with state and federal law.

Read more about the topics in this post: , ,

Companies in this article

Kraft Foods

Read more about this company »

Comments are closed.