The Automotive News reports that Toyota Motors Corp., based on a U.S. Supreme Court decision in a case involving a chicken-processing plant, will pay $4.5 million in back pay to its workers at its Georgetown, Ky., plant. The monies are to cover the time it takes employees to don protective gear, such as no static and lint-free uniforms, and to walk to their workstations. According to the employees who brought the issue to the Kentucky Department of Labor, it would take up to eight minutes to put on their gear and clock in.

Other automakers such as BMW have scrambled to see if they have similar issues. UAW-represented plants, which General Motors and Ford both operate, have already addressed the situation in their local contracts with the union. Chrysler, the American branch of Daimler-Chrysler, is still checking into the matter.

[Source: Automotive News]


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