Bloomberg Law
July 17, 2015, 1:44 PM

Apple Workers Can Sue as a Class Over Searches

Ellen Rosen

For California workers seeking to be paid for time spent getting bags searched after their shifts end, state law may provide the remedy that federal law doesn’t.

On Thursday, a judge in San Francisco said that Apple Inc. store workers in California can sue as a class in their bid to be paid for time spent in “demoralizing” security searches of their bags when they leave work each day.

The ruling that more than 12,000 workers from more than 50 stores in the state can sue as a group may put the world’s most valuable technology company on trial over its ...

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