High Court Brings Clarity To 'Changing Clothes' Under FLSA

Law360, New York (January 27, 2014, 8:54 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court's decision Monday defining “changing clothes” under the Fair Labor Standards Act brings new clarity to a heavily litigated area that management-side lawyers say should give employers and unions renewed confidence that their collectively bargained deals over donning and doffing time will hold up.

The federal wage-and-hour law generally requires employers to pay their employees for time spent changing into required protective clothing on a worksite, but Section 203(o) of the law provides that time spent changing clothes or washing at the beginning...
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