Time Spent During Security Screening of Apple Employee Bags Not Compensable Under California State LawApple scored a decisive wage-and-hour victory when a California district court recently tossed a class action in which the plaintiff employees sought compensation for time spent undergoing exit bag searches to ensure they were not stealing Apple products from work. In Amanda Frlekin, et al. v. Apple Inc., the court determined that employee time

What the Supreme Court’s Same-Sex Marriage Ruling Means for EmployersOn Friday, the Supreme Court of the United States issued its long-awaited opinion in the Obergefell case, striking down bans on same-sex marriage as unconstitutional and legalizing same-sex marriage in every state. We posted earlier this year that a federal district court struck down Alabama’s same-sex marriage ban as unconstitutional, after which counties began

Religious Discrimination Suit over Muslim Job Applicant’s Hijab; Supreme Court Rules against Abercrombie & FitchIn a ruling handed down yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court sided with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in a religious discrimination case against the popular clothing retailer, Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc. (Abercrombie). The Supreme Court’s ruling overturns a 2013 Tenth Circuit summary judgment decision in Abercrombie’s favor. The Supreme Court found that