Judge denied Mountaire request to dismiss lawsuit
According to the lawsuit, the chicken catchers were paid based on each thousand chickens caught by a crew, but were also due an overtime premium if they worked more than 40 hours per week. The chicken catchers allege that Mountaire has failed to pay them overtime and retaliated against them by having them work four or more hours without a meal break and reassigning work to independent catching crews.
The company denies owing any overtime pay.
Source: Associated Press