How Sandifer May Affect Nonunionized Employers

Law360, New York (February 4, 2014, 4:17 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court recently addressed whether, under the Fair Labor Standards Act, nonexempt employees in a union setting must be paid for time they spend putting on protective gear before they start work (“donning” such gear) and taking it off at the end of the workday (“doffing”).

Under the FLSA, employers are not required to pay employees for time spent changing clothes at the beginning or end of the workday unless changing clothes is an integral and indispensable part of the principal activity of their...
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