Donning And Doffing Necessitates Fair Pay
Certain industries require workers to take the time to prepare for either their shift or before leaving work. Whether that preparation involves protective gear or special equipment, this process is called donning and doffing. Unfortunately, some employers tell workers to complete these tasks on their own time.
At Katz Melinger PLLC, our experienced attorneys are vigilant in protecting workers’ wage rights in New York and New Jersey. Workers who qualify to receive pay for donning and doffing can trust our firm to ensure that their employer acts accordingly.
Types Of Workers Who Should Get Compensation
Many workers can seek payment for donning and doffing, such as:
- Law enforcement
- Construction workers
- Medical staff
- Manufacturing plant workers
Not all types of job preparation and wrapup require pay. A simple change of clothes or reasonable cleanup might not count as donning and doffing.
However, if personal protective equipment or safety equipment is necessary to your job, the time you need to don or doff likely requires pay. Our team can examine your circumstances to see whether you deserve additional wages.
What To Do If An Employer Fails To Pay
As a nonexempt employee, working off the clock without pay is unfair to you and your family. Your employer must pay you the full amount that you deserve under state and federal law. If you believe that they have failed, legal action may be the next step.
As experienced wage and hour law attorneys, we know how important it is that you have just compensation. We can represent you in or out of trial to hold an employer accountable for unpaid wages.
Katz Melinger PLLC has won successful awards for construction workers and other employees who had unpaid wage and unpaid overtime claims. Our track record in these cases speaks to our dedication to workers’ rights. We will know what to do to protect your financial interests.
Speak With A Qualified Lawyer
Based in New York City, Katz Melinger PLLC has developed a reputation for helping workers get fair results. Call 212-256-9425 or email our team to learn more about your rights regarding protective equipment and hourly wages.