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Amazon workers lose fair-pay case over hours spent in security screenings
Amazon workers lose fair-pay case over hours spent in security screenings

Workers need not be paid for the time they are required to spend in line for security screenings, the Supreme Court ruled in a victory for Amazon.com Inc. and other retailers. In a unanimous decision, the justices rejected a fair-pay lawsuit brought by warehouse workers in Nevada who package and ship products for Amazon. The workers argued that they deserved extra pay because they had to spend as much as 25 minutes at the end of each day going through a security screening designed to prevent thefts. Federal law says employers must pay workers a minimum wage and for overtime, but only for the time they are engaged in the "principal activity" of their job, not for the time of...

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