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Labor: Fair Standards
JUAN R. SANCHEZ
QVC Inc. and a collective of call center workers asked a Pennsylvania federal court Thursday to sign off on a roughly $192,000 settlement to claims that the shopping channel forced workers to engage in off-clock work, calling the proposed deal a fair resolution.
A Pennsylvania federal judge granted a group of QVC workers collective certification Tuesday in a suit alleging the television shopping channel failed to properly pay its employees for the time they spent logging on and off computers to start and end their shifts.
Home shopping retailer QVC urged a Pennsylvania federal judge to deny collective certification to workers who say they were not compensated for time logging in and out, arguing that the allegations are "bare-bones" because the whole process only required them to press one button.
Call center employees for shop-at-home network QVC claimed the company shorted them pay for time spent logging in and out at the beginning and end of their shifts, according to a proposed class and collective action lawsuit filed in Pennsylvania federal court.