CBAs Can Exclude Donning, Doffing Pay: 4th Circ.

Law360, New York (January 4, 2010, 3:00 PM EST) -- A federal appeals court has upheld a lower court's decision that poultry processor Allen Family Foods Inc. and its employees' union have the right under the Fair Labor Standards Act to agree through collective bargaining that workers won't be paid for time spent changing in and out of protective gear.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit ruled Dec. 29 that Section 203(o) of the FLSA, which allows a union and an employer to agree that employees won't be paid for time spent “changing...
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