Supreme Court May Finally Clarify Compensable Time

Law360, New York (April 2, 2014, 5:53 PM EDT) -- Over the years, the U.S. Supreme Court has had multiple occasions to address whether — and under what circumstances — employers must compensate employees for their time going from point A to point B and back. Most often, this question has arisen in "donning and doffing" cases, in which point A is the place where uniforms or protective gear are put on and taken off and point B is the location where employees perform their principal duties.

The question revolves around the distinction between activities that are "integral and indispensable" to an employee's principal activities, which are compensable under the Fair...

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