Factories Requiring Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Getman, Sweeney & Dunn has successfully sued Butterball for its failure to pay production line employees for all the hours they work. Many companies require employees to wear protective equipment to work in the production area, but fail to compensate employees for the time such donning and doffing takes. The Supreme Court has generally declared that an employer must pay for all time from the first donning through the last doffing, with the exception of meal breaks of 30 minutes or more. Getman, Sweeney & Dunn will continue to review cases of employers that continue to violate the law.
If you work in this industry and would like to speak with us about whether you were paid all wages you were owed, please send us the information needed by filling out the Industry Inquiry form.