The nation’s retailers are paying close attention to the hotly contested issue before the Supreme Court this week. On Wednesday, the justices will determine whether security checks and the related waiting time should be part of an employee’s regular, compensable workday.
1. As part of the opposition of compensation for antitheft checks, retailers’ groups estimate that what percentage of stores check bags and perform other antitheft checks at the end of the workday?
2. If you assume that Mr. Busk should be compensated for the 25 minutes as overtime pay, how much would this amount to?
3. Based on Mr. Busk’s hourly wage of $12.35, make both the journal entries that should be recorded by the company for his first 40-hour week of employment in 2014 with the 25 minutes of overtime included.
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