n a 9-0 Supreme Court ruled that Amazon wasn’t required to pay their employees for the time spent in a post-shift security line because it wasn’t a “principal activity.” In other words, if the security checks stopped, their jobs would remain the same.
With a 9-0 decision, it’s clear that this is the law. But, just because you can do something doesn’t mean you should do something. This wasn’t a decision that hinged on the constitution, but rather on statute. Congress can change this if they wish. Regardless, you should not be doing a happy dance and say, “Woo-hoo! Now I canpay my employees less!” Here’s why.
To read the reasons why, click here: Amazon Won Big at the Supreme Court. Here’s Why You Shoudn’t Follow Its Example