Friday, January 31, 2014

WIRTW #306 (the “donning and doffing” edition)

Earlier this week, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its first employment decision of 2014, Sandifer v. U.S. Steel [pdf], which held that the time employees spent donning (putting on) and doffing (taking off) their protective gear is not compensable under their collective bargaining agreement by operation of section 203(o) of the Fair Labor Standards Act. For background on Sandifer, see my coverage of last October’s oral argument. For more on section 203(o) of the Fair Labor Standards Act, see my coverage of a 2010 6th Circuit opinion, which Sandifer reversed. For more on the Sandifer opinion, see the following from my blogging brethren:

Here’s the rest of what I read this week:


Social Media & Workplace Technology

HR & Employee Relations

Wage & Hour

Labor Relations