Tag Archives: Lobster processor

Maine lobster processor targeted in federal overtime lawsuit

A former employee of Richmond-based has filed a lawsuit against the lobster processor, seeking allegedly unpaid overtime and class action certification. Plaintiff Bunthoeun Perez, a Cumberland County resident, claims in the lawsuit she was not paid overtime or for her final day of work during a three-week period in May and June. The lawsuit claims that while Perez was paid a piece rate, based on the weight of prepared lobster meat, she was owed overtime pay under federal law. Read the rest here, 14:17

New lobster processor, Maine Fair Trade Lobster, hopes to help bring economic stability to Schoodic area

BDNGOULDSBORO, Maine — For the past year and a half, two regional seafood distributors have been working together to create the largest lobster processing plant in the state. And much to the relief of local residents, the two have been doing it quietly, with little fanfare or drama. Read more here 11:45

Lobster processor gears up with 90 employees in Gouldsboro, Me

Maine Fair Trade Lobster, the latest owner and operator of the former Stinson Seafood plant, has hired 90 people and last week geared up its new lobster processing line in the plant for a trial run. The company, a joint partnership between East Coast Seafood and Garbo Lobster, has indicated it plans to begin regular operations as the busy summer season for Maine’s lobster fishery gets under way. [email protected]