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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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