Bloomberg Tax
May 23, 2023, 5:53 PM

Call Center Beats Worker Suit Seeking Pay for Brief Boot-Up Time

Jennifer Bennett

Call center workers didn’t spend enough off-the-clock time booting up and shutting down their computers to recover pay, a district judge said.

There’s no genuine dispute that the Customer Connexx LLC workers’ boot-up and shut-down time was either negligible or done without the JanOne Inc. subsidiary’s knowledge of the unpaid work, the US District Court for the District of Nevada said Monday. The court granted summary judgment for the company on the workers’ overtime claims.

The workers, who handle customer service and scheduling ...

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