A suit brought by employees of Apple over meal and rest breaks has been granted class-action status by the Superior Court of California for San Diego. Over 20,000 current and former employees are suing the technology giant, alleging that Apple does not allow employees adequate breaks for meal and rest during their work shifts. Judge Ronald S. Prager explained his ruling by stating that class-action status would allow the case to be more efficiently heard and processed. Observers predict that a victory by Apple employees could result in a judgement in their favor to the tune of tens of millions of dollars.
See Steven Greenhouse, The New York Times, July 22, 2014