Apple Case Gets Class-Action Status

A state court in California has ruled that 21,000 former and current Apple employees can file their claims together in a class-action suit. Late Monday night, Judge Ronald S. Prager of the Superior Court of California for the County of San Diego ruled that these retail employees and workers at corporate headquarters would be granted class certification. They are suing Apple for allegedly failing to provide timely lunch and rest breaks as mandated under California law. Some claim Apple denied them breaks altogether. Tyler J. Belong, a lawyer for the plaintiffs, said “The common thread here is Apple’s formal policy did not provide for meal periods and rest periods on a timely basis.”