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Nike, Converse Test California’s Pay Rule for Off-the-Clock Work

June 14, 2019, 10:30 AM

Converse and Nike will argue separate cases before a federal appeals court over whether workers should be paid for time spent in post-shift security checks of their bags, even if it means just seconds or minutes.

The cases, which will be argued June 14, provide the first appeals court test of the scope of a California Supreme Court ruling that found Starbucks had to pay hourly workers for all work time, no matter how administratively difficult it might be to track. That decision prompted challenges to practices at retail stores in California.

Both the Nike and Converse cases will have...

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