Donning, Doffing Case Ripe For High Court Weigh-In

Law360, New York (September 13, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Last month's precedential ruling by the Third Circuit, which held that the donning and doffing of safety gear by poultry plant works was indispensable work meriting compensation, has set the stage for the nation's top court to weigh in on what has become an increasingly murky area of employment law.

The 2005 Supreme Court decision in IBP Inc. v. Alvarez ruled payable both uniform-donning by meat packers and the time spent walking to the assembly line afterward. Far from providing clear-cut guidance, it has resulted in...
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