Former Amazon workers sue over security screenings

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SEATTLE — A group of former Amazon employees is suing the company for unpaid wages related to time they spent going through security screenings.

According to the Puget Sound Business Journal, seven warehouse workers have filed a federal lawsuit against Amazon and staffing agency Integrity Staffing Solutions.

The suit alleges employees were required to clock out before going through security screenings that sometimes took 25 minutes to complete. During the screenings, employees weren’t allowed to have personal items such as phones, books or magazines.

Attorneys for the plaintiffs told the Puget Sound Business Journal that they’re seeking class-action status to accommodate the thousands of employees who submit to these screenings.

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