Judge approves Apple’s $30.5 million settlement over bag checks of employees. The class action suit filed against apple argued that hourly retail workers deserved compensation for the time spent going through equipment and bag checks that were mandatory.
Judge Approves Apple’s $30.5 Million Settlement over Bag Checks of Employees
Apple is set to pay out a whopping $30.5 million to its employees that were involved in a class action suit that argued that retail workers in the company deserved compensation for the time spent going through mandatory bag and equipment checks both during and after their shifts. On Saturday, the settlement was approved by a federal judge in California.
In 2013, two former retail employees file a lawsuit against the company claiming that apples mandatory bag check policy made them stand in line for close to 30 minutes a day waiting, uncompensated for their bags to be checked in search of stolen goods. The employees also alleged that the bag and equipment check policy totaled to up to $1,500 in unpaid wages every year.
The California Supreme Court Made the Ruling Back In 2020
The California Supreme Court back in 2020 ruled that apple must compensate retail employees for the time spent going through the searches due to the fact that the searches were mandatory. The settlement will impact hourly employees who worked at apple stores situated in California between July 2009 and December 2015 to be precisely