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Virtual At-Home Call Center Employees File Class Action Lawsuit against Apple


Santa Clara, CA: On December 8, 2011, an employment class action lawsuit was filed against Apple alleging that Apple devised an illegal scheme of classifying at-home call center employees as independent contractors in order to avoid paying Apple's share of payroll taxes and other business related expenses through the use of a Yellow Dog Contract.

According to the lawsuit, Apple "hires workers to answer calls from its customers in regard to billing questions and technical support" but has devised an unlawful scheme of classifying the employees as independent contractors in order to avoid paying for regular and overtime hours worked as well as the "the cost of the employer's share of tax payments to the federal and state governments for income taxes, social security taxes, medicare insurance, unemployment insurance and payments for workers' compensation insurance." The complaint specifically alleges that in order to avoid the payment of these costs as required by law, the at home call center employees "are required by APPLE to each form a separate Virtual Services Corporation to act as a shell corporation as part of the scheme to insulate APPLE from APPLE's liability for APPLE's Business Related Expenses." The class action lawsuit against Apple refers to these agreements between Apple and the employees as "Yellow Dog Contracts" that violate not only employment laws, but also fundamental public policy.

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Published on Dec-16-11


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