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National Beef Settles Lawsuit

KSCB News - November 24, 2014 8:18 am

A deal has been reached in the lawsuit against National Beef by workers at its Liberal, Kansas, slaughterhouse.

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.

Workers at the southwest Kansas plant are seeking unpaid wages and overtime. At issue is paying meat-processing workers based on what is known as gang time, which counts only the time the production line runs.

Each worker’s settlement payment is based on a formula that factors in the number of weeks worked, among other things. The two named plaintiffs would receive $3,500 each.

Their attorneys would get $100,320 in fees plus $46,000 in costs.

 

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