A Pennsylvania federal judge on Monday approved a $6 million deal to settle a class action against a Bank alleging that the bank failed to pay its employees for duties they had performed prior to the start of their shifts in violation of the FLSA.

Issues surrounding working time, when “work” actually begins, clocking in and out situations and the like, are always prevelant in FLSA class actions and can really hurt employers when they are faced with paying a lump sum settlement like this one. We always advise our clients to take close look at their Hours Worked policies to ensure that they are protected against situations like this in the future.