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...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.


  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!

TRY LAW360 FREE FOR SEVEN DAYS

Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Ask a question!