Bloomberg Law
March 16, 2023, 4:20 PM

Cargill Fails to Shake Most of Workers’ Kronos Hack Wage Claims

Jennifer Bennett
Legal Reporter

Cargill Inc. must face most wage-and-hour allegations stemming from a cyberattack that temporarily knocked its third-party timekeeping system Kronos offline, although a federal judge dismissed a claim under one state law.

Workers accuse the agricultural company of failing to pay their regular and overtime wages on time and in full in the aftermath of a ransomware attack on Kronos. They adequately alleged violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act and New York law, but standing issues doom their Wisconsin claim, the US District Court for the District of Minnesota said.

The potential class suit is one of many wage-and-hour ...