Farmland settles donning-Doffing Case

Farmland Foods is asking a federal judge to approve a settlement for a class action lawsuit that alleged the company failed to pay workers for time spent putting on and taking off protective equipment before and after their shifts. A federal judge ruled in May that workers at a Farmland Foods pork-processing plant in Milan, Mo., should be paid for time spent changing into and out of their uniforms. Farmland Foods has proposed a $5.8 million settlement with the members of the class.