Martinez v. Cargill Meat Solutions Corp.
Berger & Montague represented a collective of employees at Cargill Meat Solutions Corp.’s Schuyler, Nebraska plant. The complaint alleged that Cargill, with the exception of the payment to some employees of a minute or two per day as a matter of policy and practice, did not pay its employees for all required pre-production line and post-production line activities that were necessary and integral to their overall employment responsibilities. These tasks included donning and doffing required safety gear and protective equipment, cleaning and sanitizing their equipment, walking to their lockers or production line after performing compensable activities, and waiting in line to receive required tools and equipment.
This case has been settled.