Major Online Retailer sued for $100m by Warehouse Workers
A court ruled 100,000 warehouse workers from a major online retailer are owed more than $100 million in back wages and penalties for time spent in security lines at the end of their shifts. Workers were required to pass through metal detectors at the end of every shift as a measure put in place to clamp down on employee theft. As a result, these security measures cost the company hefty penalties in an extremely complicated and lengthy wage and hour lawsuit. According to employees, the security check often took up to 25 minutes, for which they were not compensated. As they were not allowed to leave before undertaking the mandatory security check, the plaintiffs argued that the time spent waiting for and undergoing the checks should be paid as time worked.
Read about the full case from Security Info Watch
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