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A few minutes here and there spent getting ready for the day and closing up afterwards don’t seem like much, but for those who are earning minimum wage and have other obligations to attend to, those few minutes can add up to significant amounts of lost time, especially when they’re not getting paid for that time.

Decades ago, the U.S. Supreme Court came up with what they call the de minimis doctrine when their ruling in a case determined that employers don’t have to defend themselves against wage and hour lawsuits that only deal with a few minutes of time here and there. But the de minimis doctrine only applies to federal laws and district courts all over the country have been trying to figure out the best way to apply it to their local labor laws, if it applies at all. Continue reading