Amazon agreed to pay $18 million to resolve claims it forced Oregon workers to work off the clock during rest and meal periods.
According to a class action lawsuit, Amazon violated Oregon law by forcing employees to take short clocked-out breaks without paying penalties and by rounding their time clock entries to reduce the number of hours worked. Plaintiffs in the case say both of these policies resulted in underpayment to employees.
Oregon Amazon Employees Wage-and-Hour Class Action Lawsuit
- Who’s Eligible:
- The settlement benefits two classes: the Rounding Class and the Unpaid Break Class.
- The Rounding Class is made up of current and former Amazon employees who worked at the DPDI, PDX5, PDX9 and/or UOR1 facilities in Oregon between Dec. 20, 2012, and April 15, 2019, and lost time due to Amazon’s rounding policy. This class includes a penalty subclass of individuals whose employment terminated between Dec. 20, 2015, and April 15, 2019.
- The Unpaid Break Class is made up of current and former Amazon employees who worked at any Oregon facility between Dec. 20, 2012, and April 15, 2019, and who had at least one clocked-out break that lasted under 30 minutes. This class includes a penalty subclass of individuals who experienced a short clocked-out break between Dec. 20, 2015, and April 15, 2019.
- Estimated Amount: Varies
- Proof of Purchase:
- No proof of purchase applicable
- Claim Form Deadline: 01/13/2023
- Case Name & Number:
- Swearingen, et al. v. Amazon.com Services Inc., et al., Case No. 3:19-CV-01156-JR, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon
- How to file a claim:
- Head over to the Claim Form.
- Read over the claim form to see if you are eligible.
- Complete the claim form with your info.
- Submit your claim form to receive your potential award!
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