In December, the Supreme Court reached a decision in a case that questioned whether the Fair Labor Standards Act requires employers to pay workers for time spent passing through security screenings at the end of their shifts. In its ruling, the Court handed companies a win by stating that the FLSA does not require employers to compensate for such activities. The case, known as Integrity Staffing, was reported on in Westlaw Journal Employment in the article, "Supreme Court denies warehouse workers pay for security screenings."
The piece, which also appeared on the ThomsonReuters blog "The Knowledge Effect" on Jan. 6, included comments from Partner Gia F. Colunga, a member of the Litigation Practice Group who concentrates on labor and employment litigation. In her comments, Gia describes how the case could have "far-reaching" effects for companies that face similar lawsuits.
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