Mireles v Frio Foods - Mireles v. Fri Foods, Inc US Court...

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Mireles v. Fri Foods, Inc US Court of Appeals for the 5 th Circuit (1990) Plaintiff: 34 assembly line employees at a frozen food packaging facility operated by Frio Foods Defendant: Frio Foods Reasons for Appeal o Plaintiffs appealed Trial Court’s decision that the FLSA doesn’t require Frio to pay them for idle time of less than 15 min or more than 45min o P. appealed trial courts decision to limit liquidated damages to $1, 000 under 29 U.S.C sec 260 o Frio cross appealed court’s decision in entitling plaintiffs to compensation for idle time that is b/w 15-45 min o Frio also cross appeals the liquidated damages, arguing that no liquidated damages should have been rewarded. Facts o Workers had to arrive at specific time and when they arrived at the assembly line there were required to sign their names on a sign in sheet o Sign-in sheet didn’t specify time workers arrived o At times workers would arrive, sign in, but then have to wait until produce was available before beginning to work
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This note was uploaded on 01/29/2009 for the course ILRCB 2010 taught by Professor Lieberwitzr during the Fall '07 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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