Amazon Warehouse Employees File Overtime Pay Lawsuit

Posted on Aug 02, 2013

In recent news, Jesse Busk, a former warehouse employee of Amazon filed a class action lawsuit against and Integrity Staffing, a company that assigns employees at the warehouse.  Mr. Busk who usually worked 12 hour shifts, earned $12.35 an hour working nights, $11.60 days, without health care or paid leave.

Mr. Busk recently filed an unpaid overtime lawsuit claiming he was not being paid for all the time they actually spent working.  At the end of each shift, Mr. Busk, along with all other warehouse employees were required to go through a security check.  Often times, the lines were long and the wait time to actually proceed through security would take up to 30 minutes.  During this time, Mr. Busk, along with other colleagues were already clocked out, and the time spent waiting in line was out of their own personal time.

The security checkpoint was required by Amazon as a prevention method for loss of items in warehouse due to theft or stealing.  According to Mr. Busk, the checkpoint itself was not offensive; however it was the long wait in line through the checkpoint that seemed unfair.

The unpaid overtime benefit lawsuit filed by Mr. Busk alleges that as an employee of Integrity Staffing and Amazon he was not paid for required time waiting at the security check point at the end of the day.  In addition to not being paid any wages, the overtime pay lawsuit alleges that Mr. Busk should have been receiving mandatory overtime pay.  Click Amazon Class Action Lawsuit Complaint to see actual complaint filed by Mr. Busk.

Workers who stay after hours without compensation or overtime pay do have legal rights and may be able to file a wage and hour claim for unpaid overtime benefits.  Similar overtime pay lawsuits, such as the Amazon class action lawsuit, are being filed throughout the United States in a number of occupations and industries.  For more information about your unpaid overtime lawsuit or to seek legal counsel regarding your possible claim, call our top rated overtime pay attorneys now at (800) 606-1717.  Discover whether or not you are eligible to participate in a wage and hour lawsuit for unpaid overtime benefits.

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