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Firefighters Are Not Entitled To Overtime For Time Spent Taking Gear To Temporary Duty Stations

Balestrieri v. Menlo Park Fire Prot. Dist., 800 F.3d 1094 (9th Cir. 2015) Firefighters and emergency medical personnel sued the Menlo Park Fire Protection District, claiming that two of the district’s policies violate the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). In their first claim, the employees claimed they were entitled to overtime for taking their gear … Continue Reading

Time Spent By Warehouse Workers In Security Screening Is Not Compensable Under Fair Labor Standards Act

Integrity Staffing Solutions, Inc. v. Busk, 574 U.S. ___, 2014 WL 6885951 (2014) The employer in this case, Integrity Staffing Solutions, Inc., provides staffing to Amazon.com throughout the United States. Plaintiffs Jesse Busk and Laurie Castro worked as hourly employees retrieving and packaging products at Integrity Staffing warehouses in Nevada. Integrity Staffing required its employees … Continue Reading

Time Employees Spent Walking From Changing To Production Areas Was Compensable Under Federal Law

IBP, Inc. v. Alvarez, 546 U.S. 21, 126 S. Ct. 514 (2005) Non-exempt meat packing employees of IBP, Inc. (the world’s largest producer of fresh beef, pork and related products) filed a class action lawsuit alleging violations of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The Ninth Circuit ruled in favor of the employees who … Continue Reading

Employer Improperly Failed To Pay Employees For Time Spent “Donning and Doffing” Uniforms

Ballaris v. Wacker Siltronic Corp., 370 F.3d 901 (9th Cir. 2004) Plaintiff-employees worked in Wacker’s cleanrooms where silicon wafers were manufactured. All employees who work in the cleanrooms must wear gowns to help maintain the clean environment. Ballaris alleged in this FLSA class-action lawsuit that Wacker had a policy or practice of failing to pay … Continue Reading

Employees Should Have Been Paid For Time Spent Getting Into And Out Of Protective Gear

Alvarez v. IBP, Inc., 339 F.3d 894 (9th Cir. 2003) Meat packing employees of IBP, Inc. (the world’s largest producer of fresh beef, pork and related products) filed a class action lawsuit alleging violations of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The employees (all of whom were non-exempt from the overtime requirements of state … Continue Reading
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