Steelworkers' Don, Doff Time Not Compensable: High Court

Law360, New York (January 27, 2014, 12:03 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday clarified what constitutes "changing clothes" under the Fair Labor Standards Act, ruling that the time a class of U.S. Steel Corp. workers spent donning and doffing workplace outfits was not compensable.

In a unanimous opinion, the justices upheld a Seventh Circuit decision in favor of U.S. Steel in in a case lodged by a group of about 800 workers at a Gary, Ind., steel plant who claim they were unlawfully denied compensation for time spent putting on and taking off...
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