Pa. Justices Urged To Side With Workers In Amazon OT Case

Law360 (March 9, 2020, 3:20 PM EDT) -- Two workers at an Amazon.com Inc. warehouse have asked Pennsylvania's highest court to find that state wage laws — unlike their federal counterparts — allowed them to earn compensation for time spent passing through security checks after completing their scheduled shifts.

Although the U.S. Supreme Court ruled five years ago that time spent undergoing post-shift security screenings is not compensable under the Fair Labor Standards Act, Neal Heimbach and Karen Salesky said in a brief to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Friday that the Pennsylvania Minimum Wage Act, or PMWA, set a more worker-friendly standard that they urged the state's high...

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