Labor and Employment attorney David J. Laurent presented at the Energy & Mineral Law Foundation's Winter Workshops on February 6, 2009. He presented "Fair Labor Standards Act: The Bare Essentials of Donning and Doffing Claims."

The presentation covered the numerous collective actions filed over the past several years across the country that seek overtime pay for time spent putting on and taking off certain safety equipment; traveling from a changing area to a work location and then back to the changing area; and showering at the end of the work day.

Among the topics discussed:

  • Basic Principles Under the FLSA
  • The Portal-to-Portal Act of 1947
  • The De Minimis Defense
  • State Law Issues