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Amazon to double U.S. warehouse employees' overtime pay

时间:2020-03-24   


E-Land Technology Driven E-commerce was informed that according to foreign media reports, Amazon said on Saturday that the company would increase overtime pay for warehouse workers in the United States between March 15 and May 9. Amazon says U.S. warehouse employees will double their hourly overtime pay after the 40-hour work week specified above.


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Amazon warehouse employees said that because people started to isolate at home to prevent infection, Amazon's order volume soared, causing many warehouse employees to start worrying about their health and safety. Some Amazon warehouse and distribution employees say their workplaces are crowded, lack of symptomatic screening, and shortages of cleaning supplies.


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Amazon faces antitrust class action lawsuit, accused of forcing third-party sellers to raise prices

According to foreign media reports, Seattle City lawyers Steve Berman and Derek Lowe have filed a class action lawsuit against Amazon, claiming that the so-called "price parity agreement" imposed by Amazon on third-party sellers violates the Sherman Antitrust The Act restricts competition.

The price parity agreement, also known as the "most-favored-nation clause," is used by Amazon to sign contracts with third-party sellers to ensure that merchants who sell their products on the Amazon platform will not sell the same at lower prices on other platforms such as eBay. The product. The attorney said in the lawsuit that Amazon forced third-party sellers to sell products on other websites at the same price as Amazon, which limited shoppers' choice of finding the most suitable price.

The lawsuit filed with the US District Court for the Western District of Washington states: "Amazon has obtained a monopoly in the US retail e-commerce market, which is reflected in its ability to set the current price of most consumer goods on the Internet and its ability to set millions of Control of online retail competitors. By enforcing these regulations, Amazon created lower price limits that third-party sellers must adhere to in all retail e-commerce channels competing with the Amazon platform, resulting in a lack of prices for similar products in the US retail e-commerce market competition."



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