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Workers at Hormel Plant Win Class Action Lawsuit

Updated: 12/24/2013 6:36 PM
Created: 12/24/2013 4:35 PM KAALtv.com

(ABC 6 News) --  A Wisconsin judge has ordered Hormel to pay $195,087 to 330 employees at its Beloit plant.

The class action lawsuit was filed by workers for unpaid time spent changing into and out of uniforms, washing their hands and walking to and from work stations.

The mandatory uniforms are provided by Hormel and not allowed to leave the premises of the plant.  Workers also say they were forced to use unpaid meal breaks to change into and out of the uniforms, not leaving them time to be allowed to leave the facility as required by state law.

Attorneys for the workers union has until January 21, 2014 to file a plan to distribute funds.