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Employees wearing protective masks stand outside an Apple store at the Destiny USA mall in Syracuse, New York, U.S., on Friday, July 10, 2020. The mall reopened Friday after being closed for nearly four months amid the Covid-19 pandemic, according to Onondaga County Executive Ryan McMahon. Photographer: Maranie Staab/Bloomberg Employees wearing protective masks stand outside an Apple store at the Destiny USA mall in Syracuse, New York, U.S., on July 10, 2020. Photo: Maranie Staab/Bloomberg

Apple Inc. can’t seem to shake a 2015 class action over whether its retail staff are entitled to compensation while waiting for their bags to be searched at shift close.

In a 12-page ruling Wednesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit reversed a summary judgement order in favor of Apple and remanded the case with instructions to grant the Apple store employees’ motion for summary judgement on the issue of whether workers’ time spent waiting for bag searches is compensable under California law.

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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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