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Supreme Court rules security check time isn’t compensable

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The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled unanimously that the time employees spent waiting at the end of the day to undergo security checks, and the time they spent undergoing those checks, wasn’t compensable working time under the Portal-to-Portal Act. The time, the Court said, wasn’t integral and indispensable to the performance of employees’ jobs. (Integrity Staffing Solutions, Inc. v. Busk, No. 13-433, U.S. Supreme Court, 2014)

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Hurry up to wait. At the end of their shifts, warehouse employees were required to undergo security screenings, which took roughly 25 minutes to complete. Employees were required to remove their wallets, keys and belts and walk through a metal dete...(register to read more)

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