“In the legal battle over whether Apple has denied its retail store employees their breaks, a picture is emerging of the individual store personalities in California, along with photos of the some of the chain’s largest and most amusement-filled break rooms,” Gary Allen reports of ifoAppleStore.
“In written declarations by store employees, store visitors were described as ‘upper class,’ ‘very demanding’ and ‘laid back,’ and employees at the Palo Alto store said they had to stay on their toes for potential visits from headquarters staff,” Allen reports. “The lawsuit by former and current California store employees was filed in 2011 and was just recently certified for class-action status.”
“In thousands of pages of legal documents filed with the court, Apple presented the declarations of current store staffers, who swore the company rigorously follows California’s labor code to make sure each employee receives their required rest and meal breaks,” Allen reports. “In those declarations, supervisors frequently profiled their stores, and provided staffing, visitor and revenue information. In another set of documents, Apple itself provided the court with photos showing rarely-seen views of store break rooms, some equipped with healthy-food vending machines.”
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