9th Circ. May Steer Apple Bag Check Row To Calif. Justices

Law360, San Francisco (July 11, 2017, 6:35 PM EDT) -- A Ninth Circuit judge said Tuesday that the California Supreme Court should weigh in on whether Apple must pay a certified class of store employees for time spent checking their personal bags, remarking that the issue comes up a lot and “it would be prudent to ask the state court to interpret state law.”

U.S. Circuit Judge Susan P. Graber told attorneys for both parties that it appears there are a lot of cases “percolating” in lower courts over whether businesses should have to pay workers for time spent waiting as their personal bags are checked. Judge Graber said the issue...

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