The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case filed by Nevada workers alleging FLSA violations. In Integrity Staffing Solutions v. Busk, workers who spent time filling Amazon.com orders, have alleged that the Fair Labor Standards Act requires that they be compensated for time spent “emptying their pockets and passing through metal detectors before exiting the warehouse after their work shifts were over.”
The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) provides that workers be compensated for all hours worked in excess of 40 hours in any work week. Often disputes arise when workers are required to put in additional “off-the-clock” time and whether workers should be paid for this time becomes the subject of litigation. If you have questions about your pay, or believe that you have not been paid all the compensation you are entitled to, we urge you to consult with an experienced Georgia wage and hour attorney right away.
Here, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals determined that requiring employees to submit to post-shift security screenings was solely for the employers benefit and as a result, the employees may be entitled to pay for the up to 25 minutes the workers had to wait to proceed through the security checkpoint.