This will mean a $5.8m class-action judgement over the pay of 3,000 workers at Tyson’s Iowa pork processing plant will be reviewed.
In a statement Tyson Foods said: “We value our employees and strive to treat them fairly. We were initially involved in this case because federal wage and hour laws are not precise in determining how to compensate certain activities. However, we’re now addressing another aspect of the case: whether there’s enough evidence for the case to be certified as a collective or a class action.
“Since even the Federal Courts of Appeal are divided over the requirements necessary to be part of such cases, we asked the U.S. Supreme Court to get involved. We’re pleased our request has been granted and look forward to presenting our position.”