Amazon sued by former Lehigh County employee over unpaid time spent in security checks
The plaintiff, Lower Macungie Township resident Neal Heimbach, worked at Amazon's warehouse in Upper Macungie Township, the suit says. He was among more than 100 employees at the facility who handle merchandise that is eventually shipped to customers, the suit says.In an effort to prevent theft, Amazon requires employees to pass through a metal detector before leaving the facility, the suit says. If the metal detector goes off as a Trenbolone Sale Uk worker passes through it, security guards may check their bags or other personal belongings, the suit says.Should employees be paid for time spent in security checkpoints?Employees clock out for the day and typically spend 10 to 20 additional Cialis Viagra minutes at the facility while they go through the screening process, the suit says. With delays, the process can last longer, the suit says.Employees Buy Jintropin get an unpaid, 30 minute break for meals and are not allowed to leave their designated work area early, the suit says. In order to access the break room or leave the facility, they must go through the screening process, which routinely eats up 7 to 10 minutes of their unpaid time, the suit says. With delays, the process can last longer.The class action suit, filed Sept. 27 in Philadelphia County Court, alleges that by failing to pay Heimbach and other employees who've spent Generisk Levitra Flashback off the clock time going through security checkpoints, Amazon violated the Pennsylvania Minimum Wage Act.Heimbach, who is represented by Dresher, Pa., attorneys Peter "Buy Cheap Jintropin Online" Winebrake and R. Andrew Santillo, Methandienone Wholesale worked full time at the township facility from August 2010 until April, when he left Amazon's employ due to a workplace injury. He is suing to stop future PMWA violations, overtime pay for time he spent going through security and the cost of litigation.Winebrake Santillo and the Nashville law firm Barrett Johnston LLC represent Amazon workersin similar lawsuits in Kentucky, Pennsylvania and Tennessee.A group of 14 workers at a similar Amazon facility in Murfreesboro, Tenn., sued over the same issue. They settled the suit Wednesday and will each receive between $252 and $5,808 Buy Cialis Germany for unpaid wages, depending on Clomiphene Citrate Australia how long they worked at the facility, according to a news release.Attorney Dave Garrison, of Barrett Johnston, said, "We are pleased that these pay disputes have been resolved so quickly, and that our clients have secured the wages owed to them. We are continuing to fight for Amazon workers who alleged they have not been paid for all time worked."