Amazon to Pay $7.2M to Settle Lawsuit Over Security Screening Pay

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Amazon and a staffing company agreed to pay $7.2 million to settle litigation alleging they should have paid workers for time spent doing security screening procedures in Pennsylvania warehouses.

The duo filed the proposed settlement Feb. 17 in a Kentucky federal court.

The settlement resolves a pair of lawsuits filed seeking compensation for exit screenings at 11 warehouses in Pennsylvania. The workers claimed the screenings count as compensable work time based on the Fair Labor Standards Act.

One of the lawsuits is part of a multidistrict litigation centralized in Kentucky federal court; the other is in Pennsylvania federal court.


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