US Steel Needn't Pay Workers For Travel, 7th Circ. Hears

Law360, Chicago (February 15, 2012, 8:21 PM EST) -- Current and former U.S. Steel Corp. employees' claims seeking payment for time spent traveling on company grounds to their workstations must fail, an attorney argued told the Seventh Circuit Wednesday, because travel time is "fundamentally excluded" under federal labor law.

In an interlocutory appeal, U.S. Steel is challenging part of an Indiana federal court's ruling that denied it summary judgment on the plaintiffs' claims that the company failed to pay workers required overtime wages for time spent traveling between locker rooms and their assigned workstations before...
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