Pilgrim's Pride sued over overtime
The US Department of Labor has filed a suit against
Pilgrim's Pride Corp., accusing the Texas-based poultry processor of not paying
overtime to more than 500 employees.
The suit claims that the violation started two years ago, and Pilgrim Pride
had employees work for more than 40 hours per week, without the necessary
payment required by law. The suit also said that the company â€œfailed to make,
keep and preserve adequate and accurate recordsâ€ of its workers.
â€œPilgrim's Pride strives to comply with all state, federal and local laws
with respect to employment,â€ said Ray Atkinson, the company's
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