On June 16, 2010, the Department of Labor issued its second Administrator’s Interpretation of 2010, defining “clothes” under section 3(o) of the FLSA, 29 U.S.C § 203(o). Under this new Interpretation, “clothes” refers to apparel and not protective safety equipment generally worn over one’s clothes. Employees required by law to don and off protective gear must be paid for the time spent doing so. A copy of the Administrator’s Interpretation is available here.
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