Supreme Court rules no worker pay for security screening

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Posted: Dec 09, 2014 10:15 AM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that companies do not have to pay workers for time spent undergoing security checks at the end of their shifts in a case involving an Amazon.com Inc warehousing contractor.

On a 9-0 vote, the court said employees of Integrity Staffing Solutions facilities in Nevada, where merchandise is processed and shipped, cannot claim compensation for the up to half an hour a day they spend going through security screening aimed at protecting against theft.

(Reporting by Lawrence Hurley; Editing by Will Dunham)