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U.S. Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments in Donning, Doffing Appeal
Posted on 11 Nov 2015 by Bajeerah LaCava

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... Read More

Clothes Make the Man, and the Wage-and-Hour Lawsuit
Posted on 11 Nov 2013 by Jon Hyman

Last week the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in its first employment law case of its October 2013 term, Sandifer v. United States Steel Corp. [ an enhanced version of the 7th Circuit opinion is available to lexis.com subscribers ], which asks... Read More

U.S. Supreme Court Holds Security Screening Time Is Not Compensable
Posted on 9 Dec 2014 by Bajeerah LaCava

WASHINGTON, D.C. — (Mealey’s) The time warehouse workers spend waiting to undergo and actually undergoing security screenings is not compensable under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), a unanimous U.S. Supreme Court ruled this morning ... Read More

U.S. Supreme Court Accepts Appeal of Tyson Donning, Doffing Suit
Posted on 8 Jun 2015 by Bajeerah LaCava

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... Read More

Clothes Make the Man, and the Wage-and-Hour Lawsuit
Posted on 11 Nov 2013 by Doug Esten

Last week the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in its first employment law case of its October 2013 term, Sandifer v. United States Steel Corp. [ an enhanced version of the 7th Circuit opinion is available to lexis.com subscribers ], which asks... Read More

Supreme Court Unanimously Rules That Security Screening Time Is Not Compensable
Posted on 9 Dec 2014 by Robin Largent

Today the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision in Busk v. Integrity Staffing Solutions, Inc. , unanimously holding that time warehouse employees spent waiting to go through security checks and undergoing those checks at the end of their shift was not... Read More

#SCOTUS Unanimously Holds That Post-Work Security Checks Are Unpaid
Posted on 10 Dec 2014 by Jon Hyman

Integrity Staffing Solutions v. Busk asks the question of whether the FLSA entitles hourly employees to be paid for post-shift time spent undergoing mandatory security screenings. The case was brought by two employees of a warehousing company with employee... Read More

U.S. Supreme Court Hears Arguments On What Is Compensable Donning/Doffing
Posted on 4 Nov 2013 by Bajeerah LaCava

WASHINGTON, D.C. — (Mealey’s) The time workers spend putting on attire that may look like regular clothes but is worn to protect them is compensable under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), despite a collective bargaining agreement (CBA... Read More

An Injury Without an Injury — Part 2? #SCOTUS and Collective Wage/Hour Violations
Posted on 16 Nov 2015 by Jon Hyman

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... Read More