Apple Store Workers Appeal Dismissal of Bag Search Case

Apple employees will appeal dismissal of their class action claims that they are entitled to be paid for the time they spend going through company security bag checks each day.

The case, dismissed on Nov. 7 by U.S. District Judge William Alsup, will be appealed to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, according to a notice filed Thursday by the employees.

The 2013 lawsuit alleged that Apple store employees spent time waiting for mandatory bag checks each day but are not paid for the time.

Alsup found that Apple only required bag checks for employees who brought personal bags and devices to the store, thus workers could avoid the bag checks by leaving their personal bags at home.

The case would have covered 12,400 current and former workers at 52 Apple stores in California.

Case: Frlekin v. Apple, No. 13-cv-3451

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