Unionized Poultry Workers Not Entitled to Pay for Meal-Break Changing Time

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

William Allen authored this article discussing the 7th U. S. Circuit Court of Appeals affirmation of the district court’s dismissal of a lawsuit filed on behalf of unionized poultry processing plant workers who alleged they had not been compensated law for time spent donning and doffing protective and sanitary clothing at the start and end of their meal periods, in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and Illinois wage law.

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