Best Buy Settles Wage Action Over Security Checks

By Mike Cherney (October 11, 2010, 12:47 PM EDT) -- Best Buy Co. Inc. has agreed to pony up about $900,000 — including $300,000 in attorneys' fees — to end a class action alleging the company failed to pay employees working store-closing shifts for time spent in mandatory security checks after they had already clocked out.

Best Buy and the plaintiffs, who represented Best Buy workers in Pennsylvania, submitted a joint motion for final approval of the settlement in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania on Friday. Judge Cynthia M. Rufe preliminarily approved the settlement in May.

On Sept. 28, Judge Sandra L. Townes of the U.S....

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