The meal and rest break lawsuit was filed in 2011, given class action status in 2014, and survived a motion for dismissal two years ago. According to Mac Rumors (10/17/16), plaintiffs allege Apple did not provide proper meal and rest breaks, did not give employees accurate wage statements, and did not pay final wages within the required time.
Apple also faced an overtime lawsuit alleging the company forced employees to spend up to 90 minutes unpaid time weekly waiting for mandatory bag and security checks before they could leave the work site. The judge in that lawsuit ruled in favor of Apple, finding that employees could have avoided the bag checks by not bringing a bag with them to work. The judge also found that because employees were waiting passively during that time, rather than working, they could not be compensated for it.
There are some situations in which employees can claim they should be paid for time spent before and after work duties. In those cases, however, the courts examine whether the activity was necessary for the carrying out of work duties, and whether or not the activities benefitted the employer. For example, time spent logging into and out of computer programs at a call center might be considered compensable time. Putting on and taking off safety gear for a job might also be considered compensable.
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The Apple meal and break lawsuit is Felczer et al v. Apple Inc. case number 37-2011-00102953, in Superior Court for the State of San Diego. The Apple security check lawsuit was Frlekin et al. v. Apple Inc, case number 3:13-cv-03451. The DuPont lawsuit is Smiley v. E.I. DuPont de Nemours and Co., case number 14-4583.