Sandifer v. United States Steel Corp

Under Section 203(o) of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”), an employee’s time spent “changing clothes” at the beginning or end of each workday is not compensable if such time is expressly excluded from compensable work time in a bona fide collective bargaining agreement or if there is a “custom or practice” of non-payment for such activities (or payment for a set amount of time).  View Full Post
U.S. Supreme Court Defines "Changing Clothes" under the FLSA, Overruling Ninth Circuit Definition In 2010, the Ninth Circuit held that the time police officers spend before and after their paid shifts donning and doffing is not compensable work time under the FLSA so long as the police officers have the option and ability to put on and take off their uniforms and gear away from the employer’s premises.  View Full Post