Post Shift Security Screenings Not Compensable

The United States Supreme Court has ruled that the time spent waiting to undergo end of shift security screenings are not compensable under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Under the FLSA an activity is compensable if the activity is integral and indispensable to the principal activities that the employee is hired to perform. The Court stated that for the [...]

December 12th, 2014|News, Retweetable|

Overtime Rules Likely to Change

President Obama has said he will direct the Labor Department to draft new regulations to expand eligibility for overtime pay. At issue is the "white collar" exemption. Currently any employee that has any supervisory role consisting of as little of 5% of their time can be labeled exempt. This means, for example, that fast food [...]

March 12th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Donning and Doffing is "changing clothes"

Today the Supreme Court decided (https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/13pdf/12-417_9okb.pdf) that putting on personal protective equipment like "a flame-retardant jacket, pair of pants, and hood; a hardhat; a “snood”; “wristlets”; work gloves; leggings; “metatarsal” boots; safety glasses; earplugs; and a respirator" was changing clothes. Why is that important and worthy of attention by the highest court in the land [...]

January 28th, 2014|Uncategorized|