Philadelphia Employment Law News

October 2013 Archives

Amazon Workers Want Pay for Time in Security Line

Amazon warehouse employees in multiple states, including Pennsylvania, have filed lawsuits against Amazon, claiming that they've been short-changed. The lawsuits collectively allege that Amazon has a policy of requiring workers to wait in line for security metal detectors without being paid, The Morning Call reports.

These suits also come on the heels of earlier complaints against Amazon for certain employee theft-prevention practices that allegedly violate state and federal labor laws.

What can employers legally do about employee theft, and is compensation required for the employees who have to wait to pass through anti-theft checkpoints?