The lawsuit claims that these "bag checks" at Apple stores cost employees $1,500 a year In unpaid overtime
San Francisco, California (PRWEB) August 07, 2013
On July 25, 2013, a class action was filed against Apple Inc. alleging the largest global technology company instituted a mandatory security check program that required employees to wait for and submit to bag checks before they left the store for meal breaks and at the end of their shifts. The lawsuit claims that these "bag checks" at Apple stores cost employees allegedly $1,500 a year In unpaid overtime. The case entitled Frlekin and Pelle, et al. v. Apple Inc., Case No. CV-13-3451 is currently pending in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. A copy of the Complaint filed against Apple can be read here.
The lawsuit alleges that hourly employees of Apple must "wait in line and undergo two off-the-clock security bag searches and clearance checks when they leave for their meal breaks and after they have clocked out at the end of their shifts." Furthermore, the Complaint asserts that the employees were subject to Apple’s control during the mandatory loss prevention inspections, which would sometimes last as long as 10 minutes per shift, per employee.
The San Francisco employment lawyers at Blumenthal Nordrehaug & Bhowmik have litigated multiple class action lawsuits involving large corporations forcing their employees to submit to bag checks while working off-the-clock. Cases brought by the firm alleging off-the-clock bag checks include, Veloz, et al. v. Ross Dress For Less, Case No. BC485949, to view a copy of the Ross Complaint click here; Hodach v. Walgreens Co., Case No. 12-CV-01790, to view a copy of the Walgreens Complaint click here;Delgado v. Forever 21 Retail, Inc., Case No. 37-2012-00099716, to view a copy of the Forever 21 Complaint click here.
The California labor lawyers at Blumenthal Nordrehaug & Bhowmik are now ready to represent Apple employees who have been forced to work off the clock. If you are a current or former employee of Apple in California and would like to know more about the Apple lawsuit, call (866) 771-7099 or click here to find out if you are eligible to join the class action lawsuit and make a claim for unpaid wages.
Blumenthal Nordrehaug & Bhowmik represent many California employees in lawsuits involving wage and hour violations against their employer. Contact one of their experienced attorneys for free California Labor law advice by calling (866) 771-7099.