Breinigsville, PA-Amazon workers in Breinigsville warehouses-and other Amazon facilities across the country-have been required to search for bags after a mandatory security screening shift for years.
In 2013, two workers in a Breinigsville warehouse filed a lawsuit against Amazon and thought it was unfair to have to commute before the screening. They were waiting in line and wanted compensation for the time they spent looking for the bag.
The class action proceeding extended to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, which was split, but ultimately in favor of workers.
The court’s majority opinion was that workers had to be paid under the state’s minimum wage law. “Working Hours” includes “whenever an employer is required to be on the employer’s premises”.
The court ruled that workers do not actually have to do work related to their position in order to be paid.
The State Supreme Court’s ruling isn’t just about winning for Amazon employees. This ruling applies to all Pennsylvania workers awaiting security screening mandated by their employer.
From now on, if an employer in Pennsylvania wants to find out about an employee’s things, they will have to pay them while doing so.
Pa. The Supreme Court has ruled that Amazon must pay employees the time they spend to pass mandatory security screening.Pennsylvania news
Source link Pa. The Supreme Court has ruled that Amazon must pay employees the time they spend to pass mandatory security screening.Pennsylvania news