Conifex El Dorado, Inc. is the defendant in a proposed class and collective action filed in Arkansas by a former forestry and bioenergy plant employee who claims the company failed to pay proper overtime wages.
The plaintiff’s allegations stem from the forestry and sawmilling company’s alleged practice of requiring employees to work off the clock. According to the case, this off-the-clock time was primarily spent driving to job sites and donning work-related protective equipment, as well as removing such gear and returning it to the production line at the end of shifts. Included in these compensable work activities is time spent by the plaintiff walking to and from changing areas to the defendant’s production lines, the case continues.
The lawsuit seeks to cover all hourly-paid forestry and bioenergy plant employees employed by Conifex El Dorado within the last three years.