Posted February 14, 2020 with Tags Wage and Hour
California wage laws have taken another alarming departure from federal standards. The highest state court recently held in Frlekin v. Apple that non-exempt employees must be paid for the time their bags and personal belongings are inspected before leaving the office. According to the California Supreme Court, that time is compensable even though the employees brought the items voluntarily and for their own benefit. The determinative question for the court was whether they remained under the employer’s control during inspection time.