California Supreme Court justices are expressing concerns with forcing Apple to pay its store employees for the time they spend undergoing bag checks, with one justice saying workers regularly choose to bring personal bags to work and that it seems “odd” to require Apple to pay them for checking items, reports Law360 (a subscription is required to read the entire article).
In 2013, former employees at Apple stores in New York and Los Angeles filed a class action suit, claiming the tech giant required them to stand in line for up to 30 minutes every shift and wait for a manager to search their bags. According to the complaint, which was filed in San Francisco federal court, the searches resulted in Apple workers being deprived of around $1,500 a year in unpaid wages.
The lawsuit was filed by Amanda Frlekin, who worked at Apple’s Century City store in Los Angeles, and Dean Pelle, who was employed at its Soho location in New York. Both worked as “Specialists.”