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Supreme Court to Determine What "Clothes" Are under the FLSA

With a title like that, this post could only arouse the interest of an employment lawyer. But, all of y'all should pay attention. Under the Fair Labor Standards Act , the period of time during which a covered employee must be paid begins when the worker engages in a principal activity. Putting...

Lareau on Sandifer v. United States Steel Corp.: Supreme Court to Review "Donning/Doffing" Issue

The Supreme Court granted the petition for certiorari but limited the Court's review to the donning/doffing issue in Sandifer v. United States Steel Corp. This Emerging Issue Analysis explains the Seventh Circuit decision and comments on the Court's decision to review. Excerpt: Introduction...

U.S. Supreme Court Accepts Appeal of Tyson Donning, Doffing Suit

WASHINGTON, D.C. — (Mealey’s) The U.S. Supreme Court this morning granted the petition for writ of certiorari in the appeal of a nearly $5.8 million verdict in favor of a class of Tyson Foods Inc. workers who brought a donning and doffing suit against the company ( Tyson Foods, Inc. v. Peg...

U.S. Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments in Donning, Doffing Appeal

WASHINGTON, D.C. — (Mealey’s) A class action is appropriate only when classwide injury may be determined in a single stroke, the attorney representing Tyson Foods Inc. in a donning and doffing dispute argued this morning before the U.S. Supreme Court ( Tyson Foods, Inc. v. Peg Bouaphakeo...

An Injury Without an Injury — Part 2? #SCOTUS and Collective Wage/Hour Violations

Can a plaintiff support a collective lawsuit if some of the individuals in the purported class have not suffered any harm? The Supreme Court took up this question during yesterday’s oral argument in Tyson Foods v. Bouaphakeo , a case that will go a long way to deciding the continued viability of...