Apple is preparing to pay out up to $30 million dollars to current and former Apple Store employees who worked for the company between July 2009 and August 2015.
A new Apple.com page titled Apple BagCheck Class Action Settlement gives details about how class members can receive a portion of the settlement. Current and former employees of Apple who worked at an Apple retail store in California between July 25, 2009, and August 10, 2015, are eligible to receive compensation.
The case is currently limited to California, but could be expanded to other states as lawsuits are filed. The court ruled in 2021 that Apple is liable for regular and overtime wages related to “time spent waiting for and participating in bag checks and checks of their personally-owned Apple technology.” Apple outlawed the practice in 2015.
Eligible workers don’t need to do anything in order to receive a settlement cheque. The amount of the settlement check will depend on how many shifts were worked in the class period. Each employee will be paid a different amount. A Final Approval Hearing will be held on July 7.