Protective Items Aren't 'Clothes' Under FLSA, Justices Told

Law360, New York (May 14, 2013, 8:16 PM EDT) -- U.S. Steel employees appealing the dismissal of their donning and doffing suit urged the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday to determine that personal protective equipment should not count as "clothes" under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

The high court agreed in February to take up the appeal lodged by a class of about 800 U.S. Steel Corp. workers who claim they were unlawfully denied compensation for time spent putting on and taking off protective equipment, though the justices have limited their review of the Seventh Circuit's...
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