Amazon sued over requiring security screenings on unpaid time

20 minute long screenings ate into free time, plaintiffs say

Mornings are generally not something people look forward to. Whether it’s a grueling commute or a 9 a.m. sales call, it’s safe to assume most would rather catch a couple extra minutes of sleep than go through the daybreak ceremony. That’s especially true for workers at Amazon, who are suing the online shopping giant for subjecting them to unpaid security screenings as part of their morning routine.

On Oct. 14, a Pennsylvania man filed a class action law suit alleging that Amazon put him and other workers through extensive 10-20 minute security screenings when they were off the clock. The screenings took place when employees entered the building and again after they clocked out for lunch and for the day, during which they were not being paid.

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Chris DiMarco

Chris DiMarco, Executive Editor of InsideCounsel magazine, has a background in multimedia production with previous involvement in projects in which he developed and created content...

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