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Apple Employee Bag Search Dispute Heads to State Court

Aug. 16, 2017, 6:13 PM

Does California law require Apple Inc. to pay retail store employees for the time they spend waiting for anti-theft security screenings at the end of their shifts? A federal appeals court asked the state Supreme Court to answer the question (Frlekin v. Apple, Inc., 2017 BL 286498, 9th Cir., No. 15-17382, order certifying question to California Supreme Court 8/16/17).

“The Ninth Circuit is seeking clarity from the California Supreme Court about a legal issue that has not been squarely addressed by California courts that have considered compensation for claims for bag checks,” Lee Shalov, an attorney for the ...