How Amazon’s warehouse workers will be paid in 2019
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of the Inspector General has released a report that lays out how Amazon is handling the unemployment of its warehouse workers.
The report finds that Amazon is “misreporting” the number of unemployed warehouse workers in order to get around the requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act, which bars employers from firing workers.
Amazon said it would comply with the report’s recommendations, though it did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The Labor Department’s office of inspector general found that Amazon’s U.K. warehouse workers were paid less than their U.I. counterparts, which could potentially be due to a lack of training or experience.
In a statement, Amazon said it has a number of programs in place to help warehouse workers to be paid appropriately, including the company’s Paycheck Fairness Program and a “Fair Pay for Equal Work” program.