Swedesboro, NJ asked in Employment Law for New Jersey

Q: Shouldn't you get paid to dress and undress in scrubs if the work place requires them?

My workplace in New Jersey is telling us we are not allowed to leave our work stations until our total shift of 8 hours is done.

I feel that since the workplace requires us to change into scrubs, we should be allowed time to undress at the end of the day within our 8 hours of work.

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1 Lawyer Answer
Marshall Jason Ray
Marshall Jason Ray

A: You should consult with a local attorney or with your state labor department. Depending on the circumstances employers can be required to compensate employees for the time "donning" and "doffing" certain articles. Upon consulting privately with an attorney you will have the chance to provide sufficient details regarding whether you should be paid for that time.

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