Posts Tagged 'amazon'

PA Supreme Court to Amazon: Security Screening Time Must be Paid

Amazon ordered to pay warehouse employees for security screening timeIn a 5-2 ruling, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has ordered that Amazon must pay its employees for the time they spent waiting in line to be screened by security at the end of their shifts. The ruling comes as a result of a lawsuit brought by two warehouse workers in 2013 who alleged that the departure screenings would routinely add 10 to 20 minutes ...

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Amazon Whistleblower Lawsuit Alleges COVID-19 Retaliation

amazon subject of another covid whistleblower lawsuit“It seemed like Amazon just wanted to pressure people to keep coming to work during the pandemic, even though they were terrified, and so they didn’t tell us whether we’d been exposed and didn’t even explain to my Spanish-speaking co-workers in a language they could understand that they shouldn’t come to work if they were sick.” This is the environment that Thornton, Colorado Amazon worker Linda Rodriguez says Amazon created ...

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Missed Lunches Add to Amazon Labor Lawsuit Woes

amazon sued once again over wage theft and missed lunch claimsA former Amazon warehouse employee is suing the online retail giant alleging that scheduling issues routinely led to workers missing large chunks of their lunch breaks – or missing them entirely – and then working unpaid overtime to complete their tasks for the day. The case is the latest in a long line of wage and labor related lawsuits dogging the company even ...

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Planned Vehicle Camera Rollout has Amazon Drivers on Edge

amazon rolling out delivery driver camerasWhen most people think about a delivery job, they think of days spent on the open road, free of the hustle and bustle of general office life. They think of time spent outside and largely spent alone, far away from the prying eyes of management. Their days are theirs so long as their packages are delivered safely and in one piece. Micromanagement is the last thing on their mind.

Technology, however, has ...

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Amazon Settles Washington State Wage Lawsuit for $8.2 Million

amazon reaches multimillion dollar wage theft lawsuit settlementA class-action lawsuit filed against Amazon on behalf of a number of contract delivery drivers has been settled for $8.2 million. The multimillion-dollar lawsuit alleged that quotas imposed on drivers by the retail giant left workers without rest breaks and working forced overtime without being paid for the additional time spent on the road.

The quotas alleged by Gus Ortiz and Mark Fredley, the two drivers who ...

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Federal Lawsuit Alleges COVID Retaliation in Amazon Worker’s Firing

lawsuit alleges retaliation against amazon employee enforcing pandemic rulesA federal lawsuit filed against Amazon alleges that a company “learning ambassador” was fired in retaliation for his attempts to enforce company Covid-19 safety protocols when he reported a shift manager for a variety of violations.

After observing shift manager Kristopher Lauderdale ignoring social distancing protocols and standing within just a few feet of another manager while speaking, learning ambassador David Bailey asked Lauderdale to ...

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