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News | Dec 10, 2014

LAWSUIT ON BEHALF OF AMAZON FULFILLMENT CENTER EMPLOYEES IN PENNSYLVANIA CONTINUES DESPITE YESTERDAY’S RULING BY THE U.S. SUPREME COURT

On December 9, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that workers at Amazon Fulfillment Centers were not entitled to compensation under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act for time spent waiting to undergo and undergoing security screenings.  See Integrity Staffing Solutions, Inc. v. Busk, 574 U.S. __ (2014).  A copy of the Supreme Court’s Busk opinion is available here.

While the Busk opinion addresses fulfillment center employees’ claims under federal law, it does not address whether similar claims can be asserted under the Pennsylvania Minimum Wage Act.

Winebrake & Santillo, along with co-counsel, currently represents workers at Amazon’s  Breinigsville, Pennsylvania and Hazleton, Pennsylvania fulfillment centers seeking unpaid wages under Pennsylvania law for time spent waiting to undergo and undergoing security checks.  As discussed in the attached article, claims on behalf of workers at these facilities will proceed despite the Supreme Court’s ruling.

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