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 It doesn't matter if you don't have a bag that needs searching. The time it takes for the search itself is non compensable time under FLSA,  regardless of what needs to be search or the time it takes. This is the unanimous interpretation of the FLSA (and Portal to Portal Act of 1947) by the current US Supreme Court. The time it takes for the search is not a matter for the courts to decide. That is an issue that should be brought to the bargaining table of the employer not...
 Your reasoning is putting the cart before the horse. Apple does not require any of their employees to bring a bag to work. Bags are not require in the workplace. (Other than maybe a small purse or small lunch chest.)  An employee can avoid a bag search simply by not bringing a bag to work. Apple do not make them bring a bag to work. If an employee needs to bring a bag that requires searching to work, then that employee should be grateful that Apple allows for that. Apple...
  The things is that it does not take employees time, pay wise. FLSA actually addresses the waiting time it takes to punch in and out. An employer is allow to round off an employees work day time to eight hours if it falls with in a 5 minutes leeway of eight hours. So an employee who has a starting time of 7:30AM but clocks in at 7:33, because of the waiting time it took to clock in, will be paid for a full eight hour day (if he were to clock out on time.) . The same would...
 Are you saying that Apple (and other profitable employers) aren't subject to rules when it come to employees/employer relationship. Then you better read up on FLSA and the Portal to Portal Act of 1947 and the history behind them.  The FLSA (and Portal to Portal Act of 1947) was pass to control both employees "greed" and employers quest for more "profit". The same laws that state that Apple must pay overtime after 8 hours, provide for a minimum 30 minutes lunch break (non...
 It's not whether you need to bring a bag or not, that matters. What matters is if the bag you bring is required for your job. And by job, FLSA means the work that you were hired to do, not your job in general. If the bag contains tools that are needed to perform the job you were hired to do, then the search of such bag is on the employers time. If the bag contains your lunch or a change of clothes for after work or make-up or anything else that is not require to do the...
 The judge did not rule on the merit of the case. Only that it has class action status. 
 Now you're moving the goal post. The issue is albums sold, not revenue. In 2014, Taylor swift had the number 1 selling album with 3.6 million copies sold and it was only available for the last 9 weeks of 2014 and not available for streaming. The second place album was the soundtrack to Frozen. It barely missed being the top selling album with 3.5 million copies sold. It was the top selling album for all of 2014, except the last week, when Taylor Swift album over took it....
 Those 250 million iTunes users have access to free subscription music right now and have for the past 3 years. It's called Spotify. Granted it may not be as good as what Apple is going to offer, but still, it's free and been around for over 3 years. Spotify is accessible to everyone with a mobile device (with data or at least WiFi) or a computer with internet connection (which includes all iTunes users.)  So that's got to be way, way more than 250 million people. And yet,...
 I wasn't really talking about the pay subscription models. Taylor Swift don't seem to have too much of a problem with those either. It's the lost of sales of her new album, due to the free 3 month trial that I was addressing to the post that I quoted. I merely stated why, if she made her new album available on the 3 months of free trial subscription, that it would not have too much of an impact on her new album sales. But back in 2003 (or so) when iTunes came online,...
 No it wouldn't. Fans that likes her music will buy her albums regardless. Even if it only has one hit on it. People that thinks her music is just OK to listen to every once in a while or just like a few tracks won't think her music is worth buying in the first place and will just make a copy from some one they know that already has the album or buy the few tracks they like online. The RIAA wants you to believe that every illegal copy of a CD made is a CD sale loss. That...
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