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Labor Lawsuit Filed Against Nashville Candy Maker

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A Nashville candy maker is being sued for allegedly not paying its workers fairly.

The lawsuit filed in federal court claims Nashville-based Standard Candy Company, which makes Goo Goo Clusters, is violating the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Attorneys for some workers said the company could be on the hook for skimming a few minutes each day for workers for up to the last six-years.

It has to do with the time it takes workers to put on their gear, like uniforms, boots and other equipment, before ever making candy. Specifically, the gear the workers must sanitize and get dressed in the facility, but can't take home.

The attorneys said similar claims have been successful at meat packing plants.

"It's not a lot of time each day, but for workers who have worked there for a number of years it's a lot of time that adds up over the course of those years," said attorney David Garrison.

Garrison said could impact hundreds of workers at Standard Candy.

NewsChannel 5's calls for comment from Standard Candy weren't returned Thursday.

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