The problem: Century 21 makes them clock out first. Employees say that violates the Fair Labor Standards Act ().
Now they’re suing to be paid when searched.
Note: The court will no doubt look closely at the details surrounding the employee searches to determine whether employees should be compensated for this time. If you ask employees to perform tasks off-the-clock, consult your attorney to make sure the practice meets the.
In a recent case addressing pay for time spent getting into and out of protective gear, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that employees should be compensated, unless the “donning and doffing” took only a de minimis amount of time.