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Amazon Workers Secure $13.5 Million Wage Deal Over Bag Checks

July 26, 2021, 4:04 PM

Amazon.com Inc. and a staffing partner will pay $13.5 million to end a multidistrict suit involving 42,000-plus workers who sought wages for time spent undergoing mandatory security screenings, after a federal judge in Kentucky approved the class settlement.

The deal ends more than 10 years of litigation, which included trips to the Sixth and Ninth circuits and the U.S. Supreme Court.

The workers, who were employed at Amazon fulfillment centers, will split about $8.67 million. The highest payout claimed is about $5,760 and the average is roughly $630, according to court filings.

Class counsel will receive $4.5 million in ...

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