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10.14.2007

Washington Supreme Court Holds That Drive Time To First Jobsite From Home and From Last Jobsite To Home in Company-Issued Vehicle May Be Compensable “Work Time” Under Washington Minimum Wage Act

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In Stevens v. Brink’s Home Security, Inc., a class of installation and service technicians filed suit against their employer, Brink’s, alleging that the time they spent driving company-issued vehicles from their homes to the first assigned jobsite, and from the last jobsite back home, was compensable work time under Washington’s Minimum Wage Act. On October 18, 2007, the Washington Supreme Court agreed, affirming the trial court’s summary judgment in favor of the Technicians. View full article (PDF).