A class of current and former employees of Nebraska Beef Ltd. on
Thursday reached a preliminary $3.9 million settlement agreement
with the meatpacker over claims that the company didn't pay workers
for time spent donning protective gear and performing other tasks
required for work.
The two sides reached the preliminary agreement after two
mediation sessions in Omaha, Neb., with mediator Michael Mullin on
July 27, 2010, and again on Dec. 3.
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