Employees that must wear protective clothing for their job should be paid for the time spent putting on and taking off the protective clothing. A lawsuit against Tyson Foods seeking overtime pay for Tyson Foods employees at a poultry processing plant for time they spend putting on and taking off their protective clothing was settled last week for $500,000.
Source: Chicago Tribune
Protective clothing suits for overtime are often referred to as "donning and doffing" suits for overtime.
A simple rule: if you have to do something and you can only do it at your workplace, you should get paid for the time you spending doing it.
If you have not been paid the overtime you have earned, contact Lexington, Kentucky overtime lawyer Robert Abell at 859-254-7076.