According to Kraft, by enacting Section 203(o) of the FLSA, Congress believed that allowing labor and management to alter donning and doffing compensation through collective bargaining was in the best interest of the employees and that any such agreement should be enforceable despite any potential contradictory State law, consistent with Congress’s mandate that collective bargaining be governed exclusively by federal law. Kraft believes the Seventh Circuit’s opinion is inconsistent with Supreme Court precedent and misinterprets federal law
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