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Hershey Production Workers Class Action Lawsuit

You deserve to be paid for all hours you worked

Under federal law, hourly employees should be paid for all hours worked. That includes required tasks related to your job duties, including putting on and taking off required sanitary and safety clothing and equipment needed to do the job. Unfortunately, not all employers follow the law, and that means taking money right out of workers’ pockets.

Nilges Draher LLC is actively pursuing a class action lawsuit against The Hershey Company for alleged violations of federal wage and hour laws at its various food manufacturing plants throughout the country. If you are a former or current Hershey’s production worker, you may be entitled to unpaid overtime. Call 234.401.9162 or fill out the contact form on this page.

How Hershey’s allegedly violated wage and hour laws

Production workers at Hershey’s manufacturing facilities have to change into certain items to do their jobs, including uniforms, boots, hairnets, and bump caps. They are also required to change out of those items before going home at the end of the shift. Federal wage and hour laws make it clear that this required on-premises changing is part of the job and should be paid time. However, we believe Hershey’s required employees to change without pay, which could have resulted in unpaid overtime.

Hershey’s employees who were affected by this policy include but are not limited to:

  • Production workers of any type
  • Assembly line workers
  • Laborers
  • Machine operators
  • Packers
  • Pickers
  • Sanitation workers

We are pursuing compensation for unpaid overtime for this required time before and after shifts. Over the course of weeks, months, or years on the job, for dozens or hundreds of workers at each facility, all those unpaid wages add up. This was your time, and you should be paid for it. We can help.

We’re pursuing a class action lawsuit to fight for your lost wages

Currently, we have an active class action case filed in Illinois called Hollifield v. The Hershey Company. We are reviewing cases on behalf of current and former Hershey’s employees throughout the country to join the class action.

If you worked at a Hershey’s production facility and were not paid for your time changing into and out of your uniform and safety gear, we’d be honored to listen to your story and explain your options. Call 234.401.9162 or fill out the contact form on this page to speak with a member of our legal team.

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