Apple fined $2 million for violating workers’ employment rights

A California court has ruled in favor of Apple Store workers who accused the Cupertino, California-based company of violating their employment rights, reports The Register. A jury has awarded store staff $2 million after Apple was found to have illegally denied them meal and rest breaks, and was late giving departing workers their final paychecks.

The class-action complaint was filed in 2011 in the California State Court in San Diego by four former employees. It was later expanded to a class of more than 21,000 current and former workers who held jobs at the Apple Store as far back as 2007.