Split U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Class Certification In Donning, Doffing Suit
Mealey's (March 22, 2016, 12:24 PM EDT) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — An Iowa federal judge did not err certifying and maintaining a class of Tyson Foods Inc. workers seeking pay for overtime activities that included donning and doffing despite a variance in the type of gear worn by the class members and the reliance on a representative sample, a divided U.S. Supreme Court ruled March 22 (Tyson Foods, Inc. v. Peg Bouaphakeo, et al., No. 14-1146, U.S. Sup.).
(Opinion available. Document #43-160401-001Z.)
In so ruling, the majority rejected Tyson’s reliance on Wal-Mart Stores, Inc....