• Supreme Court Holds Walking Time Associated With Donning and Doffing of Protective Gear Is Compensable Under FLSA
  • November 22, 2005
  • Law Firm: Proskauer Rose LLP - New York Office
  • On November 8th, the United States Supreme Court in IBP, Inc. v. Alvarez and Tum v. Barber Foods, Inc., Nos. 03-1238 and 04-66, held that time spent by employees walking between required protective gear changing areas and the production line was compensable work time under the FLSA. The Court also held that time spent waiting to remove that gear at the end of the workday was compensable, but that time spent waiting to receive gear before the work shift began was not compensable work time.