Bloomberg Law
Feb. 13, 2020, 6:07 PMUpdated: Feb. 13, 2020, 9:41 PM

Apple on Hook for Millions for Off-the-Clock Bag Searches (2)

Joyce E. Cutler
Joyce E. Cutler
Staff Correspondent

Apple Inc. violated California law when it failed to pay employees for time they spend waiting for mandatory bag and iPhone searches at the end of their shifts, the California Supreme Court ruled.

The Feb. 13 decision is the latest in the battle over pay for off-the-clock work and marks the California high court’s third wage and hour opinion in two years interpreting the state’s employee-protective wage requirements. Apple won at the trial level in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, which said employees of the Cupertino, Calif., tech company chose to bring bags to work ...

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