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I love working time cases. And we got a real winner lately.  The Third Circuit has recently ruled that clothes-changing time for oil rig workers was compensable.  In so doing

Continue Reading Third Circuit Clarifies The Meaning Of “Integral and Indispensable” Test In Preliminary/Postliminary Working Time Cases: Employers Beware!

The issue of working time, especially the issue of preliminary and postliminary activities and what activities are compensable, haunts me as a practitioner and is confusing for employers.  Many of

Continue Reading Another Call Center Case Finding Boot Up Time Is Compensable: What Else Is New?

When a company issues franchises, and the workers (in this case janitors) claim they are not independent contractors and sue the franchise company, can that “relationship” be posited as a

Continue Reading A Franchisee-Franchisor Relationship Cannot Be A Defense In An Independent Contractor Action

Many employers believe that if an employee (or many employees) perform a tiny amount of work, or work-like activity, before their shifts, that brief off-the-clock, activity cannot be “working time”
Continue Reading These Pre-Shift Working Time Cases Keep Popping Up–Employers Beware!