Amazon Must Face Suit Over Pay For Security Screenings

Law360 (June 29, 2020, 9:22 PM EDT) -- A New Jersey federal judge on Monday said Amazon must face a proposed class action for allegedly violating a state law by not paying workers for time spent on mandatory security screenings after their shifts, even though the online retail giant avoided a related claim over compensation for meal breaks.

In deciding an issue unaddressed by state courts in New Jersey, Chief U.S. District Judge Freda L. Wolfson found that time on the security screenings is compensable under the New Jersey Wage and Hour Law, or NJWHL, handing a partial victory to named plaintiff Diane Vaccaro on Amazon's motion for judgment...

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