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Amazon Agrees to Pay $11 Million to Settle California Labor Suit

May 1, 2020, 2:44 PM

Amazon.com Inc. has agreed to pay over $11 million to settle claims it underpaid around 200,000 workers in its California warehouses by requiring them to undergo unpaid security searches, according to court filings.

Plaintiff Khadijah Robertson alleged Amazon subjected its workers to mandatory security searches on its premises after they clocked out for meals or the end of their shifts. Roberton said these searches amounted to at least 20 minutes of unpaid compensable work each day and interrupted the employees’ meal and rest periods.

Robertson claimed these practices violated the California Labor Code and orders of the state’s Industrial Wage ...

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