Lund employees plan to appeal court ruling

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Plaintiffs in a class-action lawsuit against Lund Boat Company say they plan to appeal a district court ruling saying they were not harmed by the change in vacation policy after the company was sold by Genmar to Brunswick in 2004.

The suit was brought by 19 employees, representing more than 200 former and current workers who claimed they were denied earned vacation time as policies were revised.

A Seventh Judicial District Court judge recently ruled in favor of Brunswick Corp. and New York Mills-based Lund Boats in a class-action suit brought against the company by employees who say they were deprived of vacation pay.

The court concluded that the workers knew, or should have known, that the vacation policy implemented by Brunswick was not the same as the previous policy under Genmar. The change in policy was communicated to the employees.

An attorney for the plaintiffs, Steven Smith of Minneapolis-based Nichols Kaster, PLLP, said both sides had indicated they would appeal if the court's ruling was not in their favor. Kaster told The Daily Journal newspaper he intended to file the first motion in the appeals process in the next couple weeks.

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