Judge Dismisses Apple Employee Lawsuit Over Wages Lost Due to Bag Searches

Judge Dismisses Apple Employee Lawsuit Over Wages Lost Due to Bag Searches

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A U.S. District Court Judge William Alsop has dismissed the class action lawsuit filed against Apple over wages lost due to bag searches at retail stores.

The original suit claimed that Apple's anti-theft policy and bag search policies at retail stores can cause employees to wait 15 minutes every time they clock out to leave for a lunch break or at the end of a shift -- resulting in over $1,500 of unpaid wages each year per employee.

A similar case involving Amazon hit the Supreme Court earlier this year and the court sided with Amazon, claiming that bag searches were not "integral and indispensable" to their jobs; therefore, Amazon was not responsible for paying employees for time spent standing in security lines.

Judge William Alsop based his ruling on the Supreme court case and ultimately dismissed two class action lawsuits facing Apple.

Do you think employees should be paid for waiting in line as they are screened for stolen merchandise?

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Judge Dismisses Apple Employee Lawsuit Over Wages Lost Due to Bag Searches
King Rollo - December 31, 2014 at 11:34pm
Arron is right at the end of the day if you don't like it leave.. If you are the type of person to complain about the a 10-15 mins security search (which lets be honest that time is massively overhyped) then you should bother getting up in tr morning...
King Rollo - December 31, 2014 at 11:34pm
Arron is right at the end of the day if you don't like it leave..
Jaisen - December 31, 2014 at 7:21pm
At my job if they want you to stay for any reason for longer than 5 mind we get paid. If they need you for anything after your shift ends it's not unreasonable to expect to be paid for your time.
So... - December 31, 2014 at 5:47am
I'm sure those security guards checking those bags are gettin paid......Let's be honest, the employees who put this classless action lawsuit together did so because they are really not satisfied with what they are getting paid salary wise. Apple doesn't really pay $hit. Unless ur up in the food chizzain.
Sly - December 31, 2014 at 5:15am
African diamond mine workers are deeply screened at checkout too. From all us retail stores, lets hope only Apple expect their worker being thief. Lie detector, iPrison, what's next?
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