Monday, March 3, 2014

SCOTUS Grants Cert: Security Screening Compensable Time Under FLSA?

This just in: SCOTUS granted certiorari (order here) in Integrity Staffing Solutions, Inc. v. Busk (SCOTUSblog page here).

From the Petition for Writ of Certiorari:
The question presented is whether time spent in security screenings is compensable under the FLSA, as amended by the Portal-to-Portal Act.
That sounds like a nice, concise issue. The appeal comes from the Ninth Circuit, which concluded that time spent in security screening was compensable. The Petition explains that this creates a split with the Second and Eleventh Circuits.