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Court upholds $3M judgment against Gerber


May 26, 2016
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION

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May 26, 2016 – Arkansas’ highest court says baby food manufacturer Gerber Products Co. must pay more than $3 million to workers for the time they spent changing into uniforms, donning protective gear (such as ear plugs and washing their hands), as well as undressing after their shifts ended. The ruling was announced today by the state Supreme Court.

In a 4-3 ruling, justices sided with the workers who said Arkansas’ Minimum Wage Act required the company to compensate for the activities despite an agreement with the union.

— With files from The Associated Press

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