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Workers lose fair-pay case over hours spent in security screenings
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 Tuesday in a victory for Amazon and other retailers. In a 9-0 decision, the justices rejected a fair-pay lawsuit brought by warehouse workers in Nevada who package and ship products for Amazon. The workers argued 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 jobs, not for the time of coming and...

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