In national news:

The U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeal recently issued an opinion that attempts to further clarify when workers should be paid for donning and doffing equipment (including safety gear) before and after their shifts. Assistant Urban Park Rangers (AUPRs), employed by New York City’s Department of Parks and Recreation, filed a lawsuit in federal court, claiming they should be paid for the time spent dressing. The Second Circuit explains in the opinion that the standard for deciding if workers should be paid for donning and doffing gear is whether is it “integral and indispensable.” The Second Circuit laid out relevant caselaw in the decision, vacating the district court’s decision in favor of the City of New York and remanding it.

Read more via Safety News Alert here. Download the case: Perez v NY_US Second Circuit 2016

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