The lawsuit claims workers sometimes wait up to 15 minutes to be searched after each shift, totally one hour or more per week. Plaintiff Jason Hall routinely had to wait in line at the security check to be searched, as did all other employees, and was then searched by Best Buy's security personnel.
The suit also accuses Best Buy of forcing employees to work through meal and rest breaks without pay.
Best Buy is a Minnesota corporation which operates retail stores nationwide. Throughout the Class Period, Best Buy is believed to have employed thousands of hourly-wage employees throughout Pensylvania. "Best Buy has a practice of requiring people to work through their breaks," says lawyer Gerald Lawrence. "Pensylvania's Wage Payment and Collection Law establishes requirements for employers' payment of, and employees' entitlement to, both normal and overtime wages and vests employees with the rights of action to enforce such requirements."