Ark. High Court Affirms Gerber Workers' $3M Don-Doff Win

Law360, Los Angeles (May 26, 2016, 8:35 PM EDT) -- The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday affirmed a lower court decision awarding Gerber employees $3 million in unpaid wages for time spent changing in and out of their uniforms, rejecting the baby food maker's argument that it wasn't compensable work under a union agreement.

The divided ruling by the state's highest court backed the workers' argument that the company's practice of not fully paying for the time they spent doffing and donning uniforms, removing lint from clothing, washing hands and walking to and from work sites, among other required activities, violated the state's minimum wage act.

"We hold that the donning...

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