3rd Circ. Adopts Test To Evaluate Meal Breaks Under FLSA

Law360, New York (November 24, 2015, 8:11 PM EST) -- The Third Circuit in a split ruling Tuesday upheld a lower court’s decision to dismiss a lawsuit filed by Pennsylvania prison guards, adopting for the first time a test to determine whether a meal period is compensable under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

In a 2-1 precedential ruling, the appeals court affirmed a district judge’s 2014 ruling to dismiss the collective action brought by Sandra Babcock, a corrections officer at Butler County Prison. Babcock claimed she and other prison guards were owed overtime pay under the...
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