National Beef has reached a settlement in a class-action lawsuit filed by workers at its Liberal, Kan. slaughterhouse. At issue is paying meat-processing workers based on what is known as gang time, which counts only the time the production line runs, reports the Associated Press.
Workers who joined the lawsuit were seeking unpaid wages and overtime. A joint filing Friday seeks court approval of the settlement affecting some 480 production employees who joined the class action litigation. National Beef has agreed to pay up to $350,000 to settle all claims without admitting any wrongdoing.
Source: AP via KWCH News