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The Seventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals has ruled that doffing and donning some personal protective items at the beginning and end of a meal period can fall within the FLSA's Section 7(o) exclusion.

Today's U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Sandifer v. United States Steel Corp. paves the way under collective bargaining agreements for excluding time spent donning and doffing many kinds of personal protective items from the scope of FLSA "hours worked".

A U.S. Wage and Hour Division Administrator's Interpretation says that unionized employers cannot treat time spent donning and doffing certain "protective equipment" as unpaid time, even if an applicable union contract or practice treats the time as unpaid.

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