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No Pay for Mid-Shift ‘Donning & Doffing’ of Protective Gear (access required)

Employees of a poultry-processing plant are entitled to be paid for time spent donning and doffing protective gear before and at the end of their work shifts, but the 4th Circuit says that time spent putting on and removing protective gear for a mid-shift meal break is not compensable under the Fair Labor Standards Act. Luisa ...