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Steelworkers seek high court ruling on work shifts

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Eight employees at U.S. Steel Gary Works have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to determine when their shifts start.

The workers argue that they should be paid from the time they don protective gear their jobs require. They say they can spend two hours taking a bus to a changing area and donning gear before they arrive on the work floor, and they want to be compensated for that time.

The company says the clock should start when they reach the work floor because federal law says companies don't have to pay employees for changing into their clothes.

The Post-Tribune reports the case is one of about 100 chosen to be heard by the high court this year out of thousands submitted. A ruling is expected next summer.

Information from: Post-Tribune 

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