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Sarah Byerly v. Robin Enterprises, Inc.
Case No. 1:19-cv-1004
This case involves employees and temporary employees working at Robin Enterprises in Millersburg, Ohio not being paid for the time that we took, prior to our shift beginning, where we had to suit up in the clean room. Usually suiting up for the Clean Room took between five to ten minutes before and after the shift.
This lawsuit was won by Sarah’s lawyer and checks were distributed to all those involved in the case based on when they worked at Robin Enterprises and between the time that Sarah filed the lawsuit.
What this means for all workers is, an employer has to pay for the time that you are working or performing a work related task that takes place before and after your shift.
An employer cannot simply clock you in at 7pm and then out at 7am if your duties involve you having to be at your station before and after your assigned shift starts and ends
Instances where the employer has to pay you for performing work related tasks prior to your start time that is normally not calculated are:
- Suiting up in a Clean Room environment before and after your shift.
- Waiting until the person from the next shift relieves you, if they do.
- Any type of training that you are required to show up at your work station five to ten minutes before the actual start of your shift.
- Any type of training that you are tasked with regarding the employee replacing you.
Businesses that would be prime targets for back pay would be places of employment such as:
- Fresh Mark in Massillion, Ohio that require you to suit up at least 15 minutes prior to working on the line due to the large number of people waiting to get suited up.