Companies must pay for time you are required to spend on the premises, including for COVID-19 temperature screenings, security screenings, and bag checks

If your employer requires you to spend time on its premises, that is the employer’s time not yours, and you should be paid for it.  If you aren’t paid for the time you spend waiting to undergo and undergoing COVID-19 screenings/temperature checks, security screenings, and bag checks, your employer may be violating the law.  Contact us today to determine your rights.

Throughout the country, companies like Amazon, FedEx, Ulta, Chewy, and Apple require warehouse and retail workers to undergo screenings without pay before clocking in and/or after clocking out. A company may require a worker to have their temperature taken or put on a uniform or PPE before clocking in, without pay. A company may require a worker to go through an anti-theft screening or “bag check” or return equipment or a uniform after clocking out, without pay. Not paying employees for all the time they must spend on the employer’s premises may be in violation of state wage and hour laws.

Our firm is committed to stopping wage theft. Currently, our firm is litigating several class actions against Pennsylvania and New Jersey employers for failing to pay employees for all their time. If you work in Pennsylvania or New Jersey and have not been paid for all the time you are required to be on a company’s premises you may be owed wages. Additionally, under the law, you may be entitled to damages beyond your unpaid wages.  Call us today or complete the form below and we will reach out to you promptly to provide you a free and confidential consultation.

If you decide during the consultation you would like to move forward, there are no out-of-pocket costs or fees.  Our firm accepts these types of cases on a fully contingent basis and only will seek to recover fees and costs out a recovery.  If there is no recovery or judgment in your favor, Swartz Swidler, LLC will not seek any fee or cost from you.

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