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Third Thursday--C&M's March Labor & Employment Update: Compensable Work

March 20, 2014 • Webinar

Please join us for the next edition of Third Thursday – Crowell & Moring's Labor and Employment Update, a webinar series dedicated to helping our clients stay on top of developing law and emerging compliance issues. This month's program covers a difficult wage and hour question. Employers continue to struggle over the definition of what constitutes “compensable work” and the corresponding duty to pay for certain activities performed before and after the normal work day. The Supreme Court’s decision earlier this week to review the Ninth Circuit’s controversial decision in Integrity Staffing Solutions, Inc. v. Busk illustrates the problem. Busk presents the specific question of whether time spent waiting to undergo a security check following work must be compensated. 

The Supreme Court’s decision last month in Sandifer v. U.S. Steel, which addressed the question of compensability of time spent donning and doffing clothing (including protective gear) provides additional guidance in this area, along with a challenge to commonly-held beliefs regarding the FLSA’s “de minimis” rule. Our panelists will lead a roundtable discussion of these two cases and other recent developments in this emerging area of wage and hour law.

This webinar is scheduled for Thursday, March 20, at 12:00 pm Eastern Time. We hope that you can join us for this timely and lively discussion.

Please click here to listen to a recording of the webinar. Please click here for a copy of the presentation.


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