Apple employees file complaint in San Francisco's federal court against the tech giant

By IVCPOST Staff Reporter

Jul 31, 2013 05:02 AM EDT

Apple currently faces accusations of not paying its workers. A complaint that was filed last July 25 in a federal court in San Francisco would increase the public scrutiny of how low-paid contractors were treated by the tech giant.

Amanda Frlekin and Dean Pelle were the former employees of Apple who filed the lawsuit. They said that workers were supposed to wait in line for Apple's anti-theft measure before they could leave. They were forced by the company to comply even if they weren't being paid for the extra hours.

The lawsuit estimated that the unpaid detention period would take around 15 minutes to 30 minutes each shift. The complaint wanted to represent every employee who worked in the company for the last three years. An additional US$1,400 to US$1,500 each year was supposed to be paid to each employee based on the assumption that they were paid US$18.75 every hour.

Apple generated US$6.9 billion in the quarter that ended on June 29. The figure was equivalent to US$3.2 million each hour. Up to 42,000 workers were working on Apple's retail division. However, analysts said that it was unlikely that all of those employees would be covered by the complaint's allegations.

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