Must an employer compensate 24-hour shift employee for on-site sleep time?

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In my December 18, 2013 blog article, I commented on the California Supreme Court action in granting review of and depublishing the Court of Appeal opinion in Mendiola v. CPS Security Solutions Inc. I noted there may be no safe haven to allow most employers to contract away employees’ claims for wages for employer-controlled sleep […]

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Employee security screening time in departing from warehouse work site is not compensable under FLSA, but California employers beware.

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The Federal Labor Standards Act of 1938 (FLSA), which provides minimum wage and overtime compensation to employees for hours worked per week in excess of 40, was amended by Congress in 1947 (Portal-to-Portal Act) to exempt an employer from liability for (1) time spent by employee traveling to work site, and (2) activities preliminary or […]

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