Also, a semi-automatic doffing
option of the machine is available.
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.
The lower court concluded that the time donning and doffing
items such as safety glasses and earplugs was minimal in comparison to the remaining items and therefore, the entire period of time spent getting ready for work was not compensable.
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.
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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.
A 20-inch zipper-to-knee pant legs makes donning and doffing
The lawsuit against Tyson involves a poultry industry practice of not paying workers for time spent donning, doffing
and sanitizing at the plant," a 2002 Department of Labor news release said.
The "no-strap" closures allow for easy donning and doffing
THE QUEEN'S STORY: Whether you're a devoted monarchist or even a part time anarchist, I'm sure most of us are secretly doffing
our caps and thanking Ma'am for the extra Bank Holiday break.
The agreement resolves a dispute over a poultry-industry practice of not paying workers for time spent donning, doffing
and sanitizing at the plant.
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