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• The Kansas City Star reports that a US District Court has granted class action status to a lawsuit against Tyson Foods claiming that the company denied workers overtime pay and other compensation. If eventually successful, the suit could result in the workers being awarded millions of dollars in back pay.

According to the story, “At issue is whether Tyson should be required to pay the workers for time they spend donning and doffing protective gear; cleaning equipment; walking to and from changing, work and break areas; waiting for production lines to operate; and performing production work during unpaid meal periods.”

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