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Telebriefs®: Integrity Staffing Solutions (Amazon.com) v. the Busk

Recently, the Supreme Court has been very active in the employment field. Last week, the Supreme Court decided on a significant case, Integrity Staffing Solutions v. Busk. Integrity Staffing Solutions has a contract with Amazon.com that involves Integrity Staffing Solutions’ hourly employees retrieving and packaging items on behalf of Amazon.com. To ensure that employees are not taking company property with them, Integrity Staffing Solutions requires their hourly warehouse employees to undergo a security screening before leaving the warehouse each day. This process takes approximately twenty five minutes. The employees sued the company because they believed that under the Fair Labor Standards Act they were entitled to compensation for this time. However, the FLSA states that employees are only entitled to time worked, or credit for time worked, for those activities which are deemed to be a material and indispensable part of their principal duties. Click here to listen to the Telebrief® from December 10 to learn what the Supreme Court decided. To read more or to listen to other issues from the December 10th Telebrief® or to listen to past telebriefs, please click here.  

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Howard K. Kurman is Chair of the firm’s Labor & Employment Department. Mr. Kurman regularly counsels clients on all aspects of proactive employment/labor issues. He represents employers ranging in size from as small as 20 employees to those employers with geographically disparate locations consisting of over 4,000 employees. Mr. Kurman assures, through regular contact with his clients, that they promulgate and maintain the most effective employment policies that will, to the extent possible, minimize their legal exposure in today’s litigious workplace.

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