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

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

Posted December 31, 2014 at 1:14am by iClarified · 12868 views
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

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King Rollo
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
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?
Zetaprime - December 31, 2014 at 2:20am
If it's required as a condition of the job then the workers are entitled to compensation. Corporate greed knows no limits.
Aaron 30
Aaron 30 - December 31, 2014 at 2:24am
It's not about corporate greed. Who held a gun to their head and forced them to take the job?
zetaprime - December 31, 2014 at 3:12am
And why can't the CEO and other execs manage with smaller yachts and pay their employees for their time?
Aaron 30
Aaron 30 - December 31, 2014 at 3:25am
You didn't answer my question at all, you completely deflected and pointed out that the CEO has a yacht. So I simply pose this to you and if you have any intelligence you'll actually respond to the statement and question. Ever been to Disneyland in Anaheim? Regardless, Ever the employee parking garage is at least a mile away to where you would "clock in and clock out?" I suppose Disney should pay for the employees time on that tram to get to the parking garage and back, right? Something they voluntarily accepted as far as employment goes. If you say yes, that's how America has changed. That is why 51% of America is on some form of government assistance. The quick way, the easy way, the unearned way. In addition, I used still work at Apple for example in Elk Grove California. I had a 45 minute lunch break. The KFC I could hit with a rock from the actual property of Apple. But because of the parking lot was so far from the buildings, I literally had to rush to that KFC if that is what I wanted for lunch. There were plenty of times where there were too many people there and I did not want to risk being late so I skipped lunch or ate from the vending machine. Should they allow me one hour for lunch because the walk to the parking lot and back is so far? When I'm told that my interview at a retail store that the policy is I will be checked for unauthorized removal of product on my way out of my shift and I choose to accept the job, I am then able to sue over it?Because it's literally the same thing as this lawsuit. I'm eager to hear yours, and anybody else's response. You know why you pay so much for any type of insurance? Because of fraud, THEFT.
John - December 31, 2014 at 1:56am
Hell yeah. The bag search should take place before they reach the time clock.
 Tejwant Sandhu
Tejwant Sandhu - December 31, 2014 at 1:28am
They should be paid because it is part of their job. This thing is for corporate benefit not employees so if they(corporate) save money by checking employees then they should have no problem by paying them.
Aaron 30
Aaron 30 - December 31, 2014 at 1:38am
Stupid comment. If the cafeteria is five minutes away from your workstation, should you be paid for that walk after your lunch ends? If you decide to leave the property for lunch, should you be paid for the time it takes to walk from the parking lot to your workstation? Sue sue sue happy America. Like the robber that breaks his leg breaking into your home but sues you and wins.
Aaron 30
Aaron 30 - December 31, 2014 at 3:02am
You have a designated 30 minute break. Your break is from 1230 till 1 o'clock. Are you back at your post at 1 o'clock, or is that the time you begin walking the five minutes it takes to get from the cafeteria? If you don't like the job, don't accept it. It's not like they found this out the first day on the job.
Jim1066 - December 31, 2014 at 3:56am
I'm thinking now that my company should be paying me for driving to and from work........
FlyingDf - December 31, 2014 at 4:04am
And also for the time spent getting ready for work before you enter your vehicle. And...let's see...oh oh, i know. For having to get rested before all that. And, well you see where this is going.
The Judge
The Judge - December 31, 2014 at 5:03am
I actually get compensated/Paid when I drive for work. Policies are created for individual companies and if you don't like it, don't take the job. Corporate pays employees by miles they have to use their vehicles to get meet with prospect and customers. It's wear and tear compensations. Walking or security requirements is not one of them. Working in the same place on a daily basis does not require companies to pay compensation.
Lacey - December 31, 2014 at 4:32pm
Stupid comments, just stop. Being searched and walking are total different. People can decide whether they want to walk or not but NOT for security check. You have 45 min lunch because they are taking 15min for security check. So basically you only have 30min for it and make your choice.
Aaron 30
Aaron 30 - December 31, 2014 at 4:45pm
I never went through security checks, those happen at the retail stores like the article described. In addition, you can always choose whether you want to work at a job with security checks or not. Simply don't take the job.
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