9th Circ. Call Center Wage Case Highlights De Minimis Hurdle

Originally Published by Max Kutner Tuesday, June 6th 2023: Original Article can be found here. (Law360) – Call center workers bringing wage and hour claims for off-the-clock work often face employers’ arguments that the time was de minimis, or too insignificant to be compensable, but workers’ attorneys see federal circuit court rulings and other factors as… Read more »

Employee Pay Takeaways From Computer Startup Time Ruling

Originally Published by A.J. Weissler, Joe Glynias and Sarah George Thursday, December 8th 2022: Original article can be found here. Law360 (December 8, 2022, 2:21 PM EST) — In Cadena v. Customer Connexx LLC in October, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held that computer startup time is compensable under the Fair Labor Standards… Read more »

Call center workers can seek overtime for booting up computers

Originally Published by Barbara Grzincic Tuesday, October 25th 2022: Original Article can be found here. (Reuters) – Call center employees who communicated with customers exclusively via computer can seek overtime wages for the time they spent booting up the company’s machines at the start of their shifts, and logging out and shutting down at the… Read more »

9th Circ. Says Booting Up Computers Is Compensable

Originally Published by Irene Spezzamonte Monday, October 24th 2022: Original article can be found here. Law360 (October 24, 2022, 5:59 PM EDT) — The time a group of call center workers spent booting up their computers is intertwined with their work and therefore compensable under federal law, the Ninth Circuit ruled Monday, overturning a win… Read more »