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Mon Oct 7, 2019, 11:52 AM

U.S. Supreme Court rejects Amazon warehouse worker wage appeal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear Amazon.com’s bid to avoid a lawsuit seeking to ensure that warehouse workers for the e-commerce giant get paid for the time it takes them to go through extensive post-shift security screenings.

The justices, on the first day of their new term, turned away an appeal by Amazon and a contractor of a lower court ruling reviving the workers’ claims under Nevada state law. The decision comes five years after the Supreme Court issued a ruling in the case that barred similar claims under federal law.

A group of Amazon warehouse workers who package and ship merchandise filed a proposed class action lawsuit in 2010 against the contractor, Integrity Staffing Solutions, which provides some of the hourly employees for Amazon.

The workers sought compensation for submitting to what they called mandatory “post-9/11 type of airport security” screenings that are aimed at preventing employee theft. The workers have said the screening takes around 25 minutes to complete.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-amazon-com/u-s-supreme-court-rejects-amazon-warehouse-worker-wage-appeal-idUSKBN1WM1FI?feedType=RSS&feedName=domesticNews

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Response to douglas9 (Original post)

Mon Oct 7, 2019, 12:03 PM

1. I'm trying to unravel all the double negatives, but I think this is a good thing?

In other words, it appears that workers want to get paid for the time they spend in mandatory screening, and the Supreme Court is allowing this claim to move forward?

If Amazon doesn't want to pay workers for the time they spend in mandatory screening (and I don't care if it's an outsourced company that has this requirement), this is reason number bajillion for DUers not to use Amazon.

In related news, this is one poorly-worded article.

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Response to LisaM (Reply #1)

Mon Oct 7, 2019, 12:17 PM

3. It's a horribly written article, but what I finally figured out was

that the workers can bring their case under state law even though it would be rejected under federal law.

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Response to douglas9 (Original post)

Mon Oct 7, 2019, 12:07 PM

2. Showup pay....

pre & post shift

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