High Court Finds Middle Ground On 'Clothes' Under FLSA
Law360, New York (January 29, 2014, 5:03 PM EST) -- On Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, in unanimously affirming the Seventh Circuit's judgment in favor of U.S. Steel Corp. in Sandifer v. United States Steel Corp., the Supreme Court forged a middle ground on the meaning of the term "changing clothes" in section 3(o) of the Fair Labor Standards Act. The outcome of this case will have a significant impact on unionized employers in a wide variety of industries where workers change in and out of protective and/or sanitary clothing at the start and end of their workdays, including food processing, light and heavy industrial manufacturing, chemical processing, energy production and health...
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