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Measuring Computer Boot-up Time
Elizabeth Arnold and Chester Hanvey
December 1, 2022
Recently, the 9th Circuit issued an opinion that could impact whether time that call-center employees spend “booting up” their computers to perform work is compensable under the Fair Labor Standards Act. Some employers will reevaluate their compensation practices for hourly call-center employees and, possibly, for any hourly employees who boot up computers to clock in. The authors describe methods to measure the duration of computer boot-up time.