You may think you have a rough job, but you probably don’t have to wait for security to search your bag whenever you go out for lunch.
A new lawsuit filed by a group of former Apple Store employees from California and New York claims that retail employees were required to submit to anti-theft searches whenever they left the store, and that said searches took between 10 and 15 minutes. Security screenings are used by many other retail operations in order to prevent theft by employees.
The employees had no problem with the wait, according to the suit. Their only problem was not getting paid for it.
The plaintiffs are seeking class action status for other Apple retail employees in New York and California who in the past four to six years were not paid for the time they spent getting searched, or were not paid overtime for time spent getting searched when they had worked over 40 hours a week.
The suit was reported by Apple Insider.
Blair Hanley Frank is a technology journalist based in the San Francisco Bay Area. He has also worked for Macworld, PCWorld and TechHive. He can be found on Twitter @belril.