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Labor Dept.: Pay Workers for Time Spent Donning PPE

Friday, July 16, 2010

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The Department of Labor has reversed earlier decisions and issued an interpretation letter stating that workers are entitled to compensation for time spent donning personal protective equipment (PPE) that is “required by law, by the employer, or by the nature of the job,” SSPC reports.

SSPC reported that administrators in the Labor Department’s Wage and Hour Division have stated that the Fair Labor Standards Act (FSLA) provision that permits an employer to exclude from compensable hours an employee's time spent changing clothes or washing at the beginning or end of a work shift does not extend to PPE.

A letter from the Wage and Hour Division clarifies the definition of clothes in FSLA and indicates that donning PPE signals the beginning of the work day and required compensation. The complete letter can be read by going to http://sspc.org/regnews/osha/wage_hour_ppe.pdf.

   

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