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No FLSA Coverage for Warehouse Workers
For Time in Security Screen, Justices Rule

Dec. 9, 2014, 5:00 AM

Warehouse employees at two Nevada facilities that serve Amazon.com customers aren’t entitled to compensation under the Fair Labor Standards Act for time spent going through anti-theft security screens before leaving the workplace, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a 9-0 decision Dec. 9 (Integrity Staffing Solutions, Inc. v. Busk, 2014 BL 344253, U.S., 13-433, 12/9/14).

Ruling for Integrity Staffing Solutions Inc., the court reversed a U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit decision that warehouse employees who alleged they spent up to 25 minutes waiting to clear the mandatory security screens after their shifts end could ...