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Walk This Way: IBP, Inc. v. Alvarez Opens the Roberts Court Era

March 4, 2006

Elizabeth K. Dorminey

On November 8, 2005, a unanimous Supreme Court, per Justice Stevens, held that employees must be compensated for time spent waiting or walking to the work station after donning “unique or specialized gear.” IBP, Inc. v. Alvarez, No. 03-1238, 546 U.S. __, 126 S. Ct. 514 (2005). This eagerly-anticipated decision heralded the beginning of a new era for the Court under the leadership of Chief Justice John Roberts. If this decision is any indication, those anticipating momentous change should curb their enthusiasm. Stare decisis is under no immediate threat....

Walk this Way: IBP, Inc. v. Alvarez Opens the Roberts Court Era  


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