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Unfortunately, there is no bright line test for employers to determine whether donning and doffing activities of their employees constitute the principal activities of the job or whether such activities are "preliminary" or "postliminary" if they occur before or after the continuous workday.
There was no dispute that the FLSA would have required payment for donning and doffing time absent an agreement to the contrary and that the CBA specifically excluded "changing clothes" from time for which employees were to be compensated.
Subjects were asked to perform a predefined activity protocol that included walking over level ground (i.e., an indoor hallway); sitting on office chairs, sofas, or benches; standing; ascending and descending stairs; and doffing and donning the prosthesis.
In 2005, the Supreme Court ruled workers must be paid for the time spent walking between their changing areas and their work areas after donning and before doffing their specialized protective gear.
Where donning and doffing must be paid, and where actual working time must be recorded starting from the beginning of the employee's dressing into uniform and putting on safety equipment, the employee's subsequent time spent walking, waiting and performing other activities during the workday is increasingly likely to be viewed as part of the continuous workday--and thus, to be compensable under the FLSA.
Houston, Texas based Doffing supplies precision machined components to the global energy services industry focusing on equipment used for measurement-while-drilling (MWD) and logging-while-drilling (LWD).
W L Doffing will strengthen the product range of the buyer via its well construction and well completion segments.
Many people in law enforcement and the unions that represent them feel that there is a uniqueness to the donning and doffing of a police uniform and the accompanying protective gear that entitles them to be paid for these activities.
In affirming the lower court's decision, the Steiner Court held that the employees should be compensated for the time spent showering and donning and doffing their protective work clothes because they were "integral and indispensable" to the principal activity of battery production.
Doffing had two RBIs for the Tigers, while Grytness also struck out six in her complete-game performance.
The DOL said Perdue has agreed to change its current and future pay practices at all of its domestic poultry processing facilities, and compensate more than 25,000 current and former employees for time spent "donning and doffing" work clothing and protective gear.
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