Earlier this year, a 2013 lawsuit filed by Apple Store employees went forward, seeking class action status. The workers complained that mandatory searches of their bags before leaving the store premises occurred while they were off the clock, and the searches were “insulting and demeaning.” Over the weekend, the class action was dismissed. The judge’s reasoning: there’s no reason why employees need to bring a bag to work, or their personal Apple devices. [More]
It’s understandable that giant retailers like Amazon wouldn’t want employees bringing anything home from work they shouldn’t. But much like a lawsuit Apple workers brought against that company for on-the-clock security searches, an employee of Amazon is bringing a class-action lawsuit against it alleging that workers have to go through daily, unpaid security procedures that cost them time and money. [More]
Former employees at Apple stores who worked on an hourly basis in New York and Los Angeles have filed a class action suit against the company, claiming they had to submit to off-the-clock searches to prove they hadn’t pilfered products after every shift. That time spent waiting in line for bag checks means they lost about $1,500 per year in wages, alleges the lawsuit. [More]
There’s nothing quite like slogging through tons of paperwork for months in pursuit of something very, very important, and then having the rug just pulled out from under you, is there? A disabled veteran says his bank, Chase, executed just such a disappointing move while he was trying to buy a home under a special Illinois loan program for veterans.
There are a lot of things you can fill 40 hours of your life with. Gazing at waterfalls, eating a few wheels of cheese, taking some nice long walks with your dog or flying to Fiji — the possibilities are endless. All of those things are better than spending more than an average of 40 hours sitting idle in traffic a year, which is what one study says is true for Americans in 10 cities.