7th Circ. Affirms Dismissal Of Paper Co. Wage Suit

Law360, New York (November 25, 2009, 6:09 PM EST) -- A federal appeals court has affirmed a lower court's finding that employees of Domtar Industries should not be compensated for time spent changing clothes and showering at the end of their shifts.

A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit agreed that the activities were noncompensable postliminary activities.

In 2007 Alan Musch brought a lawsuit on behalf of employees at Domtar's paper mills in Nekoosa, Wis., and Port Edwards, Wis., alleging the company failed to pay overtime compensation as required under...
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