Apple Bag Search – level 3

21-02-2020 15:00

Apple retail stores require their employees to stop working before there are mandatory bag searches and checks of packages and personal Apple devices.

Employees say that the searches can take 5 to 20 minutes. Now the California Supreme Court says that Apple must pay the time for its employees for these searches.

Apple said that people can leave their personal items at home, but the court said that the idea was ironic. The Apple CEO said in 2017 that people would not want to leave their iPhones at home.

The court said that Apple can change its search policies, but it has to pay back the time to employees. The ruling is retroactive, so employees can be paid for the time back to the summer of 2009.

Difficult words: mandatory (required), ironic (humorous; the opposite of something), retroactive (apply to before a date).

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