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Workers accuse Ferrara of not paying them for work at start of shift, breaking OT laws

Jonathan Bilyk Nov. 17, 2016, 12:34pm

Chicago area candymaker Ferrara has been hit with a potential class action lawsuit on behalf of perhaps hundreds of current and former workers at its suburban candy plants, accusing the company of failing to pay its workers for the time they spent getting ready for their shifts each day at the plant, effectively meaning the company has failed to pay overtime as required by federal and state wage laws.

Weevils in the Red Vines sparks lawsuit by Ferrara Candy vs American Licorice

Scott Holland Sep. 7, 2015, 12:20am

The candy man can take a sunrise and sprinkle it with dew, but he apparently draws the line at rice weevils. Ferrara Candy Company, the century-old Oak Brook corporation behind iconic candy brands like Brach’s, Red Hots and Lemonheads, filed a federal complaint Aug. 31 in Chicago against American Licorice Company, which supplied Ferrara with its Red Vines candy, several batches of which were allegedly infested with rice weevils.