Construction workers were hired on an hourlybasis to perform...

Construction workers were hired on an hourlybasis to perform...

Author: Minnie Fisher


Construction workers were hired on an hourlybasis to perform work being done by AC Contracting in a shipyard that was ownedby BAE Company. Security procedures instituted by BAE Company required that theconstruction workers employed by AC Contracting park their cars outside of theshipyard and pass through a security gate to enter the shipyard. Once theconstruction workers employed by AC Contracting passed through the BAE Companysecurity gate, they were required to ride on a bus to the construction site ona remote part of the shipyard. The security process and ride to theconstruction site took about one half hour each way every day, but during thattime, construction workers employed by AC Contracting were not required to doany work other than carry their personal safety equipment. The constructionworkers claim that they should be paid from the time they begin the securitycheck-in procedure until the time they complete the security check-outprocedure.Are these workers entitled to be paid for the time required to check in and outof the security gate and to ride to and from the construction site? If not, whynot? If so, what law applies?

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