Off the Clock Time Worked, Including for Bag Searches

A recent practice of employers that may give rise to additional compensation owed by employers to employees, particularly in the retail context, is the practice of requiring employees to submit to bag searches whenever they leave the stores. Generally, this practice occurs after employees clock out and requires employees to wait for a supervisor to conduct the search. Depending on the circumstances, employers may owe employees compensation for both the time waiting to be searched and for the time it takes to conduct the actual search.

If you are subject to bag searches when you are off the clock, we welcome you to contact the Workman Law Firm for a free consultation.