Frlekin v. Apple, Inc., No. 15-17382 (9th Cir. 2020)Annotate this Case
Employees brought a wage-and-hour class action under California law for time spent waiting for and undergoing exit searches. In 2017, the Ninth Circuit certified a question to the Supreme Court of California, which concluded that time spent on the employer’s premises waiting for, and undergoing, required exit searches of packages, bags, or personal technology devices voluntarily brought to work purely for personal convenience by employees is compensable as “hours worked” within the meaning of California Industrial Welfare Commission Wage Order 7. The Ninth Circuit then reversed summary judgment in favor of the employer and directed the district court to enter judgment for the employees and determine the remedy to be afforded to individual class members.
This opinion or order relates to an opinion or order originally issued on August 16, 2017.