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Mitchell v. JCG Industries (7th Cir. 2014)

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Donning/Doffing Personal Protective Items: What About Mealtime?

Fisher Phillips • May 02, 2014
As we wrote in our January Labor Alert, the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in Sandifer v. United States Steel Corp. interpreted the federal Fair Labor Standards Act's Section 3(o) to apply to putting on and taking off a variety of personal protective items. This paves the way for possibly excluding time spent in such "donning and doffing" from the scope of compensable FLSA worktime under many collective bargaining agreements.