Feds Switch Sides In US Steel's High Court Wage Case

Law360, New York (July 29, 2013, 8:31 PM ET) -- The U.S. Solicitor General urged the nation's highest court Friday to uphold a Seventh Circuit ruling that nixed a putative donning-and-doffing collective action brought by U.S. Steel workers, even though the U.S. Department of Labor had backed the workers in a 2011 appeals court brief.

Friday's amicus brief from Solicitor General Donald B. Verrelli and Solicitor of Labor M. Patricia Smith aligns the government with U.S. Steel, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and others who say the Seventh Circuit's May 2012 decision in the company's favor...
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