Taylor Altman

Integral and Indispensable? Defining “Work” in Integrity Staffing Solutions, Inc. v. Busk

In Integrity Staffing Solutions, Inc. v. Busk, the Supreme Court held that post-work security screenings were noncompensable under the FLSA because they were neither the primary activity that the employees were hired to perform nor “integral and indispensable” to that activity. Following a discussion of the Court’s decision, this Comment calls for a reconsideration of what constitutes “work” in light of modern-day constraints on employee autonomy and issues of workplace fairness.