Donning, Doffing Claim Cut From Jail Officers' Wage Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (August 31, 2011, 6:05 PM EDT) -- A New York federal judge ruled Friday that the time corrections officers spend donning and doffing their uniforms and protective gear does not qualify for overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act, trimming the claim from a class action brought on behalf of about 900 officers.

U.S. District Judge Denise Cote granted the Department of Correction of the City of New York's motion for summary judgment on the claim, finding that the time officers spent changing into their gear constituted time spent changing clothes, which...
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