It is well-established that short rest breaks, so-called coffee breaks, are compensable under the Fair Labor Standards Act. In a variation on this age-old theme, in a unique set of circumstances, the Third Circuit has affirmed that employers must pay for breaks of up to twenty (20) minutes. In this case, the Company did not

A few weeks ago, I posted on the new federal Department of Labor policy to now issue position papers, as opposed to responding to requests for opinion letters. On this subject, there has been a rash of cases, many of them class actions, on whether certain preliminary and postliminary activities related to putting on safety