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Donning and doffing refers to changing into and out of work clothes, gear, or equipment. To don means to put on work clothes, gear, or equipment. To doff means to take off work clothes, gear, or equipment. In some situations, an employer must compensate its workers for time spent applying and removing clothing or protective gear before and after a work shift.
Federal and state laws both require that employers compensate employees for all “work” performed. Even though the actual time spent donning and doffing may be only a few minutes a day, the potential loss of wages can be substantial when those minutes are multiplied by a large number of employees over multiple pay periods. Therefore, even seemingly small violations can result in significant damages owed to workers. SGB lawyers are experienced in ensuring that employers pay employees everything they are owed.
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