Amazon must pay its warehouse workers for time spent undergoing security checks after their shifts, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has ruled in a multi-district case involving 42,000 employees.
The one-hour premium owed to employees for missed meal, rest or recovery breaks must include not just their hourly wages, but also any other nondiscretionary payments, the Supreme Court of California ruled in Ferra v. Loews Hollywood Hotel.
Employers may not round employees' time punches when they clock in and out of meal breaks, the Supreme Court of California ruled in Donohue v. AMN Services.
Employee participation during regular work hours in a training program that directly relates to their jobs is considered compensable working time under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), according to the US Department of Labor (DOL).
New guidance from the US Department of Labor reaffirms that an employer may avoid liability under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) by establishing procedures for employees to report unscheduled time and then compensating them for any time they report, regardless of whether or not it requested the work.
In Frlekin v. Apple, the Supreme Court of California held that the time employees spend waiting for and undergoing required exit searches of packages, bags or cellphones they voluntarily bring to work counts as compensable working time under California law.
McDonald's has settled a wage theft class action that accused the fast-food chain of underpaying 38,000 workers at its California restaurants by failing to give them adequate rest breaks and denying overtime pay.
Having an employee handbook that prohibits employees from working during meal periods is not enough for Oregon employers to avoid liability, the Oregon Court of Appeals held in Maza v. Waterford Operations.
Many notable employment law developments recently took effect in Maine, including new wage theft and noncompete agreement laws, new pregnancy accommodation requirements and more.
News: HR guidance on complying with the FLSA hours worked requirements.
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