Amazon faces lawsuit over missed lunch breaks, alleging that one of the company’s California fulfillment centers failed to provide required meal breaks for employees has moved to federal court, and the attorneys are seeking a class-action case.
The case on Amazon was first filed in the Supreme Court in San Francisco County in February,
and the case was referred to the U.S. District Court in California after that, Northern District on Friday.
Lovinia Scott (a former Vacaville warehouse employee in California) said the company did not specify the 30-minute meal breaks required for workers.
And when they got a break for their meals, workers were expected to monitor
their walkie-talkies in case there were any problems on the floor, which sometimes interrupted the break time.
It also started to a different point, which is the issue of paying workers’ wages for the time they spend waiting for employers outside working hours in other cases as well.
And the Supreme Court ruled in 2014 that Amazon workers specifically in a Nevada warehouse are not entitle to pay for the time they spend waiting to inspect their bags after the expiry of time.
Amazon faces lawsuit over missed lunch breaks
This is not the first fact of Amazon. Earlier, Amazon and an independent contractor it worked with in California fine $ 6.4 million for wage theft by the California Labor Committee office.
The truth of the matter emerged that the so-called Green Messengers, a subcontractor of Amazon,
was charging the drivers cheaply, setting them 10 hours on workdays,
and that it was the workload that forced the drivers to skip meals and breaks.
But thanks to the way meal breaks are organize in Vacaville, many workers took breaks at the same time.
And the rest system there is the formation of lines in the computer system where employees pass their badges for their break time, which means that those at the end of the line have seen their breaks shorten while they wait their turn.
Scott also state that the shifts “chronically understaff,” which left some employees unable to take short 10-minute breaks.
Unfortunately, workers were not compensate for using their personal mobile phones to perform work tasks. Amazon failed to pay its final wages in a timely manner.
And there has been some quarrels between Amazon members of the US Senate on Twitter in the past few days via its AmazonNews account,
regarding the accuracy of reports that some delivery drivers are overburden
to the point where they had to pee in bottles because they didn’t. Supports this claim.