Tag Archives: “Portal-to-Portal Act”

In Through the Out Door: Third Circuit Says FLSA Collective Actions Not Incompatible With Rule 23 State Law Class Actions

In a decision that will thrill readers of all ages with its scintillating recitation of the Portal-to-Portal Act’s legislative history, the Third Circuit has held that there is no inherent incompatibility between the opt-in mechanism of Section 16(b) of the Fair Labor Standards Act (that’s 29 U.S.C. 216(b) for those of you keeping score at … Continue Reading

Fourth Circuit Affirms Judgment that Donning and Doffing Activities Are Compensable “Work” Under the FLSA

Fashion icon Mark Twain once said, “Clothes make the man.  Naked people have little or no influence on society.”  And, indeed, employers agree, as many of them require their employees to don attire befitting their industrial pursuits.  Mountaire, a company engaged in the slaughter, processing and distribution of chicken and chicken parts, is no exception.  … Continue Reading