Case Number: No. 4:08-CV-00013 JD

Practice Area: Employment Law & Unpaid Wages

Case Status: Settled

Settlement Amount: $1.995 million

Court: United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana

Berger Montague served as co-lead counsel and obtained a $1.995 million settlement on behalf of a class of over five thousand non-exempt hourly production, maintenance, and sanitation employees at defendant Indiana Packer’s Delphi, Indiana meat-packing facility. Led by Shanon J. Carson of Berger Montague, the complaint alleged that Indiana Packers did not pay its hourly 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 personal protective equipment (PPE), cleaning and sanitizing their PPE and themselves, walking to their lockers or production line after performing compensable activities, and waiting in line to receive required tools and PPE.

The plaintiffs alleged that Indiana Packers violated the Fair Labor Standards Act, 29 U.S.C. § 201, et seq. (“FLSA”) and Indiana state wage and hour laws by requiring its hourly employees to work substantial amounts of time without compensation, i.e., off-the-clock, by failing to pay all wages due, and by failing to pay all overtime compensation that was owed. The case was litigated in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana and was captioned Michael, et al. v. Indiana Packers Corporation, No. 4:08-cv-00013-JD (N.D. Ind.).

If you have experienced unpaid wages, unpaid overtime compensation, unreimbursed business expenses, or other wage and hour violations under federal or state laws by your employer, please contact Berger Montague. Our award-winning employment lawyers are available to speak with you free of charge.

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