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An employee wearing a protective mask pulls shopping carts at a Walmart store in Lakewood, California, U.S., on Thursday, July 16, 2020. Walmart Inc. will require customers to wear masks in all of its U.S. stores to protect against the coronavirus, an admission that the nation's pandemic has reached new heights and setting up potential confrontations with customers who refuse to don them. Photo: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg An employee wearing a protective mask pulls shopping carts at a Walmart store in Lakewood, California, U.S., on July 16, 2020. Photo: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg

Employees for Walmart Inc. claim the company has skipped out on base pay and overtime wages during COVID-19 screenings at the start of each shift.

The proposed class action filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California on Tuesday cites a case against Apple Inc., where the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit found that the Apple Store must pay its employees for the time spent doing bag searches at the end of each shift.

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Alaina Lancaster

Alaina Lancaster, based in San Francisco, covers disruptive trends and technologies shaping the future of law. She authors the weekly legal futurist newsletter What's Next. Contact her at [email protected]. On Twitter: @a_lancaster3

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