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A group of corporate and retail employees has received class action status for a lawsuit against Apple in which the plaintiffs argue that the company violated the California labor code by not offering “timely meal breaks, timely rest breaks, and timely final paychecks,” per a report from TechCrunch.

The suit was originally filed in December 2011, but was today expanded to cover around 20,000 current and former Apple employees in California. The employees named in the suit have varying reasons for joining forces against Apple, but all accusations boil down to Apple having violated several points of the state’s labor laws.

Apple has previously faced lawsuits from its employees over unpaid time spent standing in line for security checks after clocking out, as well as over deals made with competitors to prevent engineers at one company from taking a more lucrative job at another, though not every past case has been allowed to expand to class action status.

The full lawsuit is embedded below.

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