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    My employer requires that we change into company issued pants, shirts and jackets in a company changing room. They supply the clothes. These are mandatory. We cannot clock in until we are in our clothes. And cannot clockout unless we have these clothes on. We work in a dairy and must be sanitary. Our employer does not pay us for our time while changing into company required uniforms. We will be disciplined if we dont wear them. Can someone tell me if there is a law against this and what it would be. We are a union shop and need help fighting this. Thanks

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    Given you are in a union environment, this subject should be negotiated the next time the contract comes up.

    There are no laws that specifically address this issue, but, the good news is (for you) that the US Supreme Court ruled in a case a year ago in a manner that would support your position.

    Supreme Court decision

    Now, "the court's decision focused on protective gear, and it is uncertain whether general clothes changing and the walking connected to it would be compensable," so you can't say for sure that the Court would find in your favor, if was ever to go that route.
    Senior Professional in Human Resources and Certified Staffing Professional with over 30 years experience. Any advice provided is based upon experience and education, but does not constitute legal advice.


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