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Thousands of former Bay Area Apple employees are accusing the company of not paying them while forcing them to wait in longs lines to prove they weren't trying to steal iPhones, iPads or other Apple merch, CBS reports.
Two former Apple store employees, Amanda Frlekin and Dean Pelle, filed the complaint on July 25 in a San Francisco federal court, just as news came out that the company was being accused of not doing enough to protect the Chinese workers who make Apple's products.
Frlekin and Pelle say the security checks added 15 to 30 minutes to their shifts, for which they should have earned $1,400 to $1,500 annually. Lawyers representing the pair are looking for more of Apple's 42,000 retail employees to join—if the case escalates to a class-action lawsuit, things could get uglier for the Cupertino-based company.
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