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Apple Store Workers Bag Check Settlement

Settlement Structure: Claims Made

Active: Open

Case Summary:

Apple, Inc. is paying almost $30 million to settle two class actions alleging that employees in retail stores had to submit to checks of their bags and personal electronics but were not paid for the time. One of the class actions brought suit for failure to pay minimum and overtime wages and other violations of the California Labor Code and its Industrial Welfare Commission Wage Order as well as violations of its unfair competition law. The other made a claim for civil penalties under California’s Private Attorneys’ General Act (PAGA) for the failure to compensate employees for the time spent participating in bag and electronics checks.

Docket Number:

13-cv-03451-WHA and 13-cv-04727-WHA

Company: Apple

Filing Deadline: January 1, 2100

Class Period: July 25, 2009 to December 31, 2015

Objection Deadline: April 26, 2022

Exclusion Deadline: April 26, 2022

Final Approval Hearing: July 7, 2022

Proof of Purchase:

You do not need to do anything if you wish to participate in this settlement.

Eligibility:

You may be eligible if you are in either of the following classes:

- Existing Class: Current and former non-exempt employees of Apple who worked at an Apple retail store in California between July 25, 2009 and August 10, 2015, who were given notice of the action in 2015 and did not opt out at that time. Existing Class Members cannot request to be excluded at this time.
- New Class: Individuals who began working at a non-exempt employee at an Apple retail store in California between August 3, 2015 and December 26, 2015, who were not given notice of the action in 2015. New Class Members may opt out if they do so by April 26, 2022.

Typical Settlement Amount:

Payments will be calculated according to a plan based on the number of shifts worked during the class period, July 25, 2009 to December 31, 2015. Each individual’s payment will be allocated as 20% wages, 20% interest, and 60% penalties. The 20% wages will be reported to the IRS on a Form W-2 and subject to withholding; the interest penalties will be reported to the IRS on a Form 1099, if required by law, and will not be subject to withholding.

Total Settlement Amount: $29,900,000

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:

$10,000

Law Firms:
Kralowec Law, PC
McLaughlin & Stern

Case Name: Amanda Frlekin, et al. v. Apple Inc. and Taylor Kalin v. Apple Inc.

Settlement Website: Apple Store Workers Bag Check Settlement

Claims Administrator:
Angeion Group

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

Angeion Group, Inc.
1650 Arch Street, Suite 2210
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Info@AppleBagCheckSettlement.com
844-844-3203

Tags: Employment Violations, Minimum Wage Violations, Unpaid Overtime