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Post Foods Fights Off Cereal Plant Workers’ Wage Allegations

Sept. 15, 2022, 6:24 PM

Post Foods LLC is free of accusations it stiffed cereal plant workers on pay for time spent changing in and out of uniforms and undergoing Covid-19 screenings after a federal judge in Michigan handed the company an early win.

The cereal plant workers failed to provide sufficient facts showing the uniform changes and coronavirus screenings were “principal activities entitled to compensation,” and federal wage law excludes some of those activities from compensation requirements anyway, the US District Court for the Western District of Michigan said, granting the company’s summary judgment request.

The workers said the Post Holdings Inc. subsidiary, ...