Atkinson, et al. v. House of Reaford Farms, Inc., No. 6:09-cv-01901-JMC, 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 42942 (D. S.C. Apr. 20, 2011)

(case involves numerous claims against defendant, operator of a chicken processing plant, one of which involves claim for violation of FLSA for not counting time spent donning and doffing required protective gear toward total weekly hours which, if counted, would result in overtime wages being paid; court rejects claim based on holding of Sepulveda, et al. v. Allen Family Foods, Inc., 591 F.3d 209 (4th Cir. 2009); donning and doffing protective gear constitutes "changing clothes" under FLSA and is excludible from compensable time under Section 203(o) of the FLSA; employees had been compensated based on "line time" for many years before the negotiation of the parties' 2005 collective bargaining agreement). 

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