U.S. Supreme Court rejects the worker wage appeal of Amazon


WASHINGTON — The US Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear Amazon.com’s offer to keep away from a claim looking to guarantee that distribution center laborers for the online business goliath get paid for the time it takes them to experience broad post-move security screenings.

The judges, on the main day of their new term, dismissed an intrigue by Amazon and a contractual worker of a lower court administering restoring the laborers’ cases under Nevada state law. The choice comes five years after the Supreme Court gave a decision for the situation that banished comparative cases under government law.

A gathering of Amazon distribution center specialists who bundle and ship products documented a proposed legal claim in 2010 against the temporary worker, Integrity Staffing Solutions, which gives a portion of the hourly representatives for Amazon.

The laborers looked for remuneration for submitting to what they called obligatory “post-9/11 type of airport security” screenings that are planned for averting worker burglary. The laborers have said the screening takes around 25 minutes to finish.

Amazon called the offended parties’ depiction of the convention “grossly inaccurate” in court papers.

In its 2014 decision for the situation, the Supreme Court chose that under a 1947 law that revised the government Fair Labor Standards Act, organizations don’t need to pay workers for the time they spend experiencing security checks.

The laborers in this way squeezed their charges under state law and included Amazon as a litigant. The case was solidified with comparative ones in government court in Kentucky.

A judge there expelled the case, referring to the 2014 Supreme Court administering since Nevada wage laws track their government partners. The Cincinnati, Ohio-based sixth US Circuit Court of Appeals in 2018 toppled that choice.