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Flowers Foods, Inc. (FLO)



Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP is Investigating Flowers Foods, Inc. (FLO) on Behalf of its Shareholders

Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP, a leading national securities law firm, is investigating potential misconduct at Flowers Foods, Inc. (“Flowers” or the “Company”) (NYSE:FLO).

The investigation focuses on whether the Company’s Board of Directors and/or its officers committed mismanagement and breached their fiduciary duties in connection with the Company’s labor practices.  On August 10, 2016, Flowers filed a current report on Form 8-K with the SEC stating that “[o]n the afternoon of August 9, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor (the ‘Department’) notified Flowers Foods, Inc. that it has been scheduled for a compliance review under the Fair Labor Standards Act.”  That same day, The Wall Street Journal (“WSJ”) published an article concerning the compliance review, and stating that the Company “faces lawsuits in various states brought by delivery drivers who allege the company violated the FLSA by misclassifying them as independent contractors, causing them to miss out on overtime pay, benefits and other compensation given to employees.”   Additionally, the WSJ article quoted an analyst with Pivotal Research Group who stated that “[i]f the Labor Department ultimately finds Flowers in violation of the FLSA, the company’s potential liability could top $1 billion in ‘back wages, penalties, fines, health care and so on.’”  As a result of the foregoing, Flowers is currently facing a securities class action lawsuit.

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If you currently own Flowers stock and would like to discuss your legal rights, please fill out the form below. You can also contact us by calling Nina Varindani toll free at (212) 983-9330 or by sending an e-mail to nvarindani@faruqilaw.com.  Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP also encourages anyone with information regarding Flowers’ conduct to contact the firm, including whistleblowers, former employees, shareholders and others.

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Stuart J. Guber
Nina Varindani
Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP
685 Third Avenue 26th Floor
New York, NY 10017
Tel: (212) 983-9330


Case Details


  • 01/17/2017

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