SPRINGDALE, Ark., Nov. 8 LAWFUEL – The Law News Network – Tyson Foods, Inc.
(NYSE: TSN) today provided the following statement in response to the Supreme
Court’s decision on wage and hour cases involving Tyson Fresh Meats and
another food company:
We appreciate the court’s clarification of the law. These rulings provide
additional direction for businesses like ours about how people should be paid
for the time they work. The Supreme Court affirmed a circuit court ruling on
the compensability of walking time to and from the work station, while
determining that employers do not have to pay workers for time they spend
waiting to obtain equipment.
We will now analyze what impact, if any, these rulings will have on the
Tyson Foods, Inc., founded in 1935 with headquarters in Springdale,
Arkansas, is the world’s largest processor and marketer of chicken, beef, and
pork and the second-largest food company in the Fortune 500. The company
produces a wide variety of protein-based and prepared food products, which are
marketed under the “Powered by Tyson(TM)” strategy. Tyson is the recognized
market leader in the retail and foodservice markets it serves, providing
products and service to customers throughout the United States and more than
80 countries. Tyson has approximately 114,000 Team Members employed at more
than 300 facilities and offices in the United States and around the world.
Web Site: http://www.tyson.com