Up to 2,000 employees of Tyson Foods, Inc. have filed a lawsuit against the company alleging a failure to fully compensate employees for overtime pay. The employees are located at the company's pork processing plant in Logansport, Ind.
More than 600 employees have already signaled their intention to join the case, Carter v. Tyson, et al., which was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana Bloomington Division. Two noted law firms, Grant & Eisenhofer, and the Karmel Law Firm brought the action.
According to the law suit, Tyson employees were not compensated for an array of work-related activities, including time spent donning, doffing and cleaning safety equipment at the Logansport plant, as well as time spent on production activities. Tyson, headquartered in Springdale, Ark., is the world's largest processor and marketer of chicken, beef and pork products.