Current and former employees who worked at Amazaon.com warehouses across the United States are filing unpaid overtime lawsuits. The lawsuits are being filed against Integrity Staffing Solutions, Inc. and Amazon.com, Inc. and claim that both companies violated the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and similar state laws.
Amazon employees are alleging that at the end of each shift, they were to pass through a security clearance that detained them up to 25 minutes. The security clearances were necessary to the employer’s task of minimizing “shrinkage” or loss of product from warehouse theft, however took up quite some time to pass through. The employees at Amazon were not compensated for their wait time and therefore these lawsuits seek payment for their unpaid overtime.
In addition to not being compensated while they waited to be searched, employees are also seeking compensation under FLSA and state law for their entire 30 minute unpaid lunch periods. Very similar to the scenario at the end of their shift, employees spent up to 10 minutes of their lunch break walking to and from the break room and/or undergoing security clearances. Therefore, the 30 minute time span for their lunch period that they were legally allowed to take was not properly allotted.
Jesse Busk, a former employee of Amazon, is just one of the many who filed an Integrity Staffing unpaid overtime lawsuit. Mr. Busk worked at the Amazon warehouse from 2009 to 2010 and always put in a full 12 hour shift. However at the end of each workday, he would wait in the long line at the security checkpoint “off the clock” and not get paid any wages for his waiting period, which could take up to 30 minutes after every shift.
Mr. Busk and a colleague of his have sued Integrity Staffing Solutions for back wages, claiming they were not paid for all the time they actually spent working. The lawsuit filed by them did not mention Amazon as a party defendant, however based upon a recent court ruling; thousands of Amazon employees are now eligible to join the overtime pay lawsuit.
Similar to this scenario, thousands of lawsuits are being pursued thought out the United States in a number of occupations and industries by employees who are not receiving pay for their overtime or being forced to skip a lunch break. For more information about unpaid overtime or to see if you are eligible to participate in an unpaid overtime lawsuit, call our top rated unpaid overtime lawsuit attorneys today at (800) 606-1717. We offer a free, no obligation consultation and will determine whether or not you are able to file a claim against your employer for their violation of the FLSA.
We are currently accepting overtime pay cases for Integrity Staffing Solution employees employed at these Amazon warehouses in the United States: Arizona (Goodyear and Phoenix), California (San Bernadino), Delaware (New Castle and Middletown), Indiana (Indianapolis, Jeffersonville, Whitestown, Plainfield), Kansas (Coffeyville), Kentucky (Campbellsville, Louisville, Hebron, Lexington), Nevada (Fernley and Las Vegas), New Hampshire (Nashua), Pennsylvania (Hazleton, Breinigsville, Lewisberry, Carlisle), South Carolina (Spartaburg, Cayce, and West Columbia), Tennessee (Chattanooga, Murfreesboro, and Lebanon), Texas (Schertz, Coppell, and Haslet), Virginia (Petersburg and Chester), and Washington (Sumner and Bellvue).