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  • Don Tyson and Tyson Limited Partnership agree to $4.5 million Tyson Foods shareholder settlement
    Chicago, IL: (Jan-18-08) A shareholders lawsuit was brought against certain current and former directors of US meat company Tyson Foods Inc., alleging that there was a breach of duties in connection with consulting contracts for Don Tyson in 2001 and 2004. Sources close to the case claimed that as part of a settlement reached, former senior chairman Don Ty...
  • Tyson Foods Settles Consumer Class Action
    Baltimore, MD: A $5 million settlement in the consumer class action brought against Tyson Foods Inc, was approved Tuesday in Baltimore. The suit was brought over Tyson's controversial advertising campaign which stated that its chickens were "Raised Without Antibiotics." According to media reports, Tyson's chicken feed contains ionophores, which are...
  • Tyson Foods Requests New Donning and Doffing Lawsuit
    Jul-24-16 Sioux City, IO: After losing round after round of a donning and doffing lawsuit filed against it, Tyson Foods has filed a brief requesting a new lawsuit. Tyson Foods recently lost an appeal of a lower court award of $5.8 million to employees who alleged they were not properly compensated for time spent putting on and taking off safety gear for work. ...
  • Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Donning and Doffing Lawsuit
    Jul-22-15 Washington, DC The US Supreme Court has agreed to hear an unpaid wages lawsuit alleging employees were not properly paid for putting on and taking off protective gear for work. The lawsuit was filed by Tyson Foods employees who won the case when in the lower courts. Tyson Foods appealed the award, however, arguing the class should not have been certifi...
  • Tyson Foods Settles 7 Year Class Action
    Food banks across Illinois will benefit from the recently announced settlement of the Tyco Foods class action, as they will receive about 1.7 million pounds of chicken as a result of unclaimed settlement funds. The suit, filed 7 years ago, alleged that Tyson Foods had artificially inflated the weight of poultry products sold to consumers between 1997 a...
  • Tyson Employees Win in Supreme Court Donning and Doffing Decision
    May-24-16 Washington, DC: Employees who filed an unpaid wages lawsuit against Tyson Foods were given a victory by the US Supreme Court, which recently upheld a lower court’s $5.8 million judgment against Tyson. At issue was time spent donning and doffing protective gear, required for employees who worked on the production line at Tyson Foods. According...
  • Tyson Foods Chicken Whistleblower
    Oct-3-09 Harrison, AR In March 2009 Dale Adams, a former employee of Tyson Foods, filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court against Tyson Foods Inc. Adams blew the whistle on the world's largest meat processor and the second largest chicken producer in the US when he revealed that one of its plants was washing off chickens that had fallen to the floor and were sup...
  • Tyson Foods Donning and Doffing Case Heard by Supreme Court
    Nov-25-15 Washington, DC: The US Supreme Court has heard the Tyson Foods unpaid wages lawsuit, according to reports. The donning and doffing lawsuit was filed by Tyson employees who argued that they should be paid for time spent putting on and taking off mandatory protective work gear and should have a judgment in their favor based on averages instead of time re...
  • Tyson to Pay $5M in Unpaid Wages and Overtime Class Action Lawsuit
    Dakota City, NB: Tyson Foods has been ordered to pay nearly $5 million as settlement in an unpaid wages and overtime class action lawsuit. The lawsuit dealt specifically with allegations that employees were not compensated for the time it took them to put on and take off clothing necessary for their work at a beef processing plant, violating the Fai...
  • Tyson Donning and Doffing Petition Sent to Supreme Court
    May-26-15 Washington, DC Petitions to the Supreme Court have been filed in the Tyson Foods unpaid wages lawsuit , in which employees claimed they were improperly not paid for time spent donning and doffing protective gear for work. Both sides have submitted arguments to the Supreme Court related to the unpaid wages claim, which employees had previously won. Ac...
  • Donning and Doffing Case Goes to Wisconsin Plaintiffs on Appeal
    Sep-16-13 Milwaukee, WI A frequent player appearing as an unpaid wages claim is the egress/regress lawsuit, where an employee or group of employees take an employer to task for the requirement to don and then remove clothing or gear specific to the job at hand, without compensation. To that end, an Unpaid Wages lawsuit filed as a class action by a group of em...
  • Tyson Foods Inc. Settlement
    United States federal regulators claimed the company failed to fully disclose extensive perks given to former chairman Don Tyson. They have agreed to pay a $1.5 million fine to settle the civil lawsuit. The Securities and Exchange Commission also alleged Don Tyson caused and aided the company's violations of disclosure rules and he is set to pay an addi...
  • Tyson Loses Donning and Doffing Appeal
    Aug-25-14 Denver, CO In an unpaid wages lawsuit that alleged employees of Tyson Foods were not properly paid for time spent donning and doffing protective clothes, Tyson has had its appeal of an award rejected. Plaintiffs were awarded $4 million in their lawsuit, in which they alleged time spent putting on and taking off protective gear equaled off-the-clock wor...
  • Following Suit: Egress/Regress Lawsuit Updates
    Sep-23-14 Egress/regress lawsuits are similar to unpaid wages lawsuits in that they allege employees are not properly paid for all time worked. What sets them apart, however, are the duties that are being performed off the clock. Egress/regress lawsuits (sometimes called donning and doffing lawsuits) allege that employees should be paid for time spent putting on or...
  • Tyson Foods Recalls Chicken Breast Products
    Products May Contain an Undeclared Allergen, Soy Tyson Foods, Inc, a Vicksburg, Miss. establishment, is recalling approximately 51,360 pounds of raw frozen chicken breast tenderloin products because they may contain soy, which is not declared on the label. The following products are subject to recall: 10-pound cases of "Standard Quality Unco...
  • Massachusetts Donning & Doffing Lawsuit News & Legal Information
    Among unpaid wages claims are allegations that employees should be paid for donning and doffing --time spent putting on and taking off uniforms, protective gear, and other work-related clothing. Massachusetts donning and doffing lawsuits allege workers in Massachusetts were not properly paid for all time spent in activities that were necessary for their...
  • Tyson Chicken Wrongful Death Settlement
    In July 1999, two employees at the company's Henderson County processing plant were killed in an accident. The employees were overcome by deadly vapors while attempting to retrieve equipment in a confined space. Tyson claimed if safety procedures were followed accordingly, the accident would have been prevented. Tyson did agree to a $184,000 wrongful de...
  • Donning and Doffing in Tennessee – Clothes or Protective Equipment?
    Oct-12-18 Nashville, TN: Over the past several years Tennessee has experienced a number of Tennessee labor lawsuits by employees demanding compensation for “donning and doffing” (putting on and taking off) clothing such as uniforms and protective gear before and after their shift. While the time it takes to “don and doff” may seem incidental and trivia...
  • Tyson Foods Off-the-Clock Work Settlement Is Approved at Nearly $19 Million
    Apr-4-14 Lexington, NE Barring an appeal, it appears as though an Unpaid Wages lawsuit brought against Tyson Foods Inc. (Tyson) in 2008 is in its final days, following approval by a federal judge in late January of terms relating to a settlement that will bring the six-year-old lawsuit to a close. However, the Tyson donning and doffing lawsuit, alleging off-...
  • Donning and Doffing: Dress on Your Time or California Overtime?
    Oct-10-13 Sacramento, CA A large number of the workforce - from cops to meat packers - spend time each day donning and doffing, i.e., time spent each day dressing in protective gear or work-related clothing and later removing it all before going home. There is also a growing number of California overtime lawsuits filed by disgruntled workers who claim they shoul...
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