Security Screening Time Counts as ‘Hours Worked’

March 05, 2020 | From HRCalifornia Extra

by Christina Baggett, J.D.; Associate Legal Counsel, Stryker

In California, non-exempt employees must be paid at least the minimum wage for all “hours worked,” which most Industrial Welfare Commission (IWC) Wage Orders define as “the time during which an employee is subject to the control of an employer and includes all the time the employee is suffered or permitted to work, whether or not required to do so.” But over the past 70 or so years, exactly when an employee is under the employer’s control to where that time is considered hours worked has been the subject of various lawsuits.

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