Friday, September 07, 2007

employment - wages - FLSA - donning/doffing work clothing

DeAsencio v. Tyson Foods, Inc. - 3d Circuit - September 6, 2007

Held, time that poultry workers spent donning and doffing clothing needed to do their work was compensable "work" under the Fair Labor Standards Act, 29 USC sec. 201 et seq., since it involved activities that were an integral and indispensable part of their principal activities, took place on the employer's premises, pursuant to the rules of the employer and for its benefit.