Bloomberg Law
Aug. 15, 2022, 4:02 PM

Apple $30.5 Million Off-the-Clock Bag Search Settlement OK’d

Joyce E. Cutler
Joyce E. Cutler
Staff Correspondent

Apple Inc. will pay $30.5 million to settle claims it didn’t pay store workers for time spent having their bags and iPhones searched at the end of their shifts. The class covers 14,683 California employees, the largest reported settlement in a security search case in state history, plaintiffs’ counsel said.

The accord approved by Judge William Alsup of the US District Court for the Northern District of California, comes nine years after the case was filed. Apple has since ceased the practice of requiring workers to clock out and wait to have their belongings searched.

The lump-sum deal provides an ...