As Supreme Court Defines “Clothes,” Biggest Impact Will Be on Judiciary’s Deference to DOL
For minimum wage and over-time purposes, Section 203(o) of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) states that "hours worked" does not include time spent "changing clothes" if that time is excluded from working time by the...more
It’s one of those cases quick to generate a smirk as individuals quickly glance the basic facts: yes, the Supreme Court will indeed rule on the definition of “clothes” in Sandifer v. U.S. Steel. But the bigger issue here is...more
Unionized employers whose employees must wear protective equipment may soon receive direction on whether they must pay for time spent donning and doffing the gear. On February 19, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court granted review...more
May an employer avoid paying a unionized employee for time spent putting on and taking off certain protective gear, such as safety glasses and ear plugs? What about ordinary clothing with special safety features, such as...more
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