$2M Verdict Bites Apple In California Meal Break Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (December 12, 2016, 7:17 PM EST) -- A California state jury hit Apple with a $2 million verdict for violating meal period laws for its retail employees in a long-running suit accusing the company of cheating workers out of break time and final paychecks, an attorney for the class said Monday.

The 2011 complaint had alleged Apple employees were required to work longer than five hours without a meal break, in violation of California’s labor laws, and that the company was long delaying paying final paychecks to workers who’d given their notice as required by law, court records show.

The verdict, which came down late Friday afternoon in...

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