Supreme Court Upholds $5.8 Million Judgment for Tyson Foods Workers

Supreme Court Upholds $5.8 Million Judgment for Tyson Foods Workers

The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld a lower court decision in favor of employees at Tyson Foods Inc. that included a $5.8 million award in their favor in a pay dispute over previously unpaid time spent by workers putting on and taking off protective work clothes and equipment. Tyson argued that the employees do their jobs when they are on the slaughter and/or processing floors, and not while preparing for that work. [Read more…]