Apple Loses Bid to Appeal Wage Action Certification

Oct. 22, 2015, 4:00 AM

Apple Inc. may not appeal a federal judge’s decision to certify a class of more than 12,400 retail store workers in California who allege they should have been paid for time spent undergoing anti-theft searches at the end of their shifts, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled Oct. 20 (Frlekin v. Apple Inc., N.D. Cal., 3:13-cv-03451, order 10/20/15).

The appeals court cited “its discretion” as the reason for its denial. Meanwhile, the trial court judge is set to hear oral arguments next month on Apple’s motion for summary judgment.

In certifying the ...

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