U.S. Supreme Court rules on security checks

Employers do not have to pay for time spent in screenings
By Liz Foster
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 01/12/2015

In december , the Supreme Court of the United States ruled companies do not have to pay employees for time spent undergoing security checks at the end of a shift.

The unanimous ruling came in a case involving one of Amazon.com’s warehousing contractors. In a 9-0 vote, the court found employees of Nevada-based Integrity Staffing Solutions cannot claim compensation for time spent in security screenings.

Former employees sued Integrity Staffing in 2010 for back wages and overtime pay as compensation for time spent waiting to undergo and undergoing security checks, with Amazon never directly involved in the case.