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Supreme Court: Amazon does not have to Pay Employees for Waiting Time

Earlier this month, the U.S. Supreme Court released a decision in the matter of Integrity Staffing Solutions, Inc. v. Busk. In the unanimous decision, the Court held that Amazon did not have to compensate warehouse workers in Nevada for the 25 minutes they said they waited after their shifts to go through metal detectors meant to root out theft. The Court determined that the waiting time, though required by the Company of all its warehouse employees, was not “integral to the principal activity the workers were hired to perform.” Thus, Amazon would not be required to pay employees for that time under the Fair Labor Standards Act.