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Are Security Searches Affecting Your Wages? They Very Well Might Be!

California Security Search Wage Violations

In California, many employees are required to go through security searches before their shifts begin or after their shifts end without pay.  Illegal work practices can include searching employees’ bags, purses, backpacks, and personal devices after they clocked out to end their shift or before they clocked in.  Pay practices like that can violate the law. 

Under California law, “hours worked” is defined as “the time during which an employee is subject to the control of an employer, and includes all the time the employee is suffered or permitted to work, whether or not required to do so[.]”  Recently, the California Supreme Court made clear in the case of Amanda Frlekin v. Apple, Inc., that companies are responsible for paying for each minute worked by their employees, which includes the time spent undergoing bag searches.

In California, many companies do not pay workers for the time spent in security lines or the time required to have bags and personal items searched.  When workers are required to wait in security lines or bag check lines without pay, the workers could be entitled to additional compensation.

If you work for a company that requires you to wait in line for a security check or to wait while your personal items (bags, purses, backpacks etc.) are searched, you could be entitled to additional compensation. 

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Editor’s note on the California Security Search Wage Violation Class Action Lawsuit:

This piece is written about recent troubles with required Security Checks for employees in the state of California, and the missing wages that come with them. If you have gone through issues similar to what is covered above, we do ask that you contact us today! If you are considered eligible to be among the class of consumers described in the article above, you may eventually be able to participate in receiving any compensation the court may award.

If you believe that what is alleged in this piece has affected you, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We’d be happy to help you take a step in the right direction, fight this issue, and better enable you to join the consumer class action. If interested, please send an email to, find us on Twitter or Facebook, or even connect with us directly on our website! We look forward to hearing from you all. 

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