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They have taken out the time clocks where I am employed,alot

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they have taken out the time clocks where I am employed,alot of us now have to walk halfway through the warehouse to get to our lockers and get our IPad out ,get it to power-up ,than log in to start our work time . Is this legal for removing time clocks and making us punch in on our IPads?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Employment Law
Expert:  John replied 1 year ago.

Given the recent ruling in the Supreme Court case (Integrity Staffing vs Busk)(a/k/a the amazon warehouse case where workers punched out then had to wait in a long line to be screened before leaving) I'd opine that this practice is legal. First, there is no requirement that an employer use a time clock. Second the portal to portal act require that acts that are not integral to work are not compensable. The taks of walking to the locker and getting the IPAD booted up doesn't appear to be compensable under this new Supreme Court precedent. I don't believe a court or department of labor could rule in your favor given this.

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