The donning (and doffing) of a new era

Do you have to pay employees for the time they spend putting on safety gear? A huge new ruling taking off from the Supreme Court last week thinks maybe not. The Big Court decided that putting on safety gear counts as regular old changing clothes. (Probably because of that trend in the ’90s when we all wore goggles for fun.) The impact: Let’s say a union has agreed that time changing clothes is not compensable, now this also includes time spent putting on their safety gear.

Click here for a professional breakdown from authors of the Nebraska HR Library, Knudsen Law Firm.


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