7th Circ. Deals Blow To DOL Interpretations Of The FLSA

Law360, New York (May 11, 2012, 8:19 PM EDT) -- A recent Seventh Circuit decision nixing wage claims against U.S. Steel Corp. marks a big win for employers not only because the court found unpaid activities did not start the workday, but also because it refused to heed the U.S. Department of Labor's shifting position on the issue, attorneys say.

The appeals court on Tuesday ordered an Indiana federal court to dismiss claims that U.S. Steel owed a putative class of workers compensation for time spent walking between their locker room and their work stations. The...
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