Calif. County Fights Sheriffs Over Don, Doff Damages

Law360, New York (July 20, 2009, 7:10 PM EDT) -- A county in California has told a judge it should not have to pay for the time it takes its law enforcement officers to put on and take off their uniforms and safety equipment at shift change.

The county of Riverside on Friday filed a motion for partial summary judgment in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California claiming the de minimus doctrine should apply and the amount of time officers spent prepping and winding down before and after work is so minimal...
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