A group of former Apple Genius Bar employees have filed a class action lawsuit against the company over claims that they were denied breaks and weren’t properly compensated for their time.
The case was originally filed on September 15, 2009 by Steve Camuti, but former Genius Bar workers only recently began receiving notification of the lawsuit.
The lawsuit alleges that Genius Bar employees were denied regular breaks as required by labor laws, Apple failed to pay employees for those missed breaks, didn’t give employees accurate wages statements, and failed to pay former employees in a timely fashion. According to the filing, Apple failed “To authorize, permit and provide statutorily mandated rest breaks as required by law.”
The filing also alleges that Apple has routinely denied Genius Bar employees breaks and then failed to pay them for the extra time they were required to work.
The plaintiffs in the case are asking for an injunction blocking Apple from denying employee breaks, legal fees, and reimbursement for unpaid wages.
Apple hasn’t commented on the case.
[Thanks to The Loop for the heads up.]