Employers grappling with the many questions related to bringing employees back into the workplace safely in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic should pay close attention to the potential wage-and-hour risks attendant to doing so—including whether to pay employees for time spent waiting in line for a temperature check, verifying vaccination status, or completing other
Frlekin v. Apple Inc.
California Supreme Court Holds That Time Spent Waiting by Apple Retail Employees for Exit Searches Is Compensable Under California Law
It is not unusual for businesses at risk of employee theft to implement security screenings for employees as they exit the employer’s facilities. Such screenings are especially common in industries where small, costly items could easily be slipped into a pocket or handbag – jewelry, smartphones, computer chips, etc.
In light of the California Supreme…
Wages for Off-the-Clock Security Screenings – Employment Law This Week
Employment Law This Week – Epstein Becker Green’s new video program – has a story this week on off-the-clock security screenings, which are under scrutiny around the country. Two federal class actions challenging them have reached different outcomes.
Bath & Body Works recently agreed to settle a suit in California over unpaid overtime and off-the-clock…
Have We Now Seen the Last of “Bag Check” Class Actions?
In recent years, employers across the country have faced a great many class action and collective action lawsuits in which employees have alleged they are entitled to be paid for the time spent in security screenings before they leave their employers’ premises – but after they have already clocked out for the day. Retailers have…