∞ Former Apple retail Geniuses file lawsuit against Apple

A group of former employees who worked as Geniuses at Apple retail locations have begun to receive letters from lawyers who filed a class action lawsuit against the company. The lawsuit was filed in San Francisco, Calif. in September 2009, but letters to former employees are only being received now, according to one employee who confirmed receipt of the letter for The Loop. The class action period for the lawsuit runs from September 2005 until the conclusion of the trial.

The lawsuit claims that Apple denied employees statutory mandated rest periods; willfully failed to compensate employees for missed rest periods; failed to pay compensation in a prompt and timely manner to former employees; and failed to provide accurate semimonthly itemized wage statements.

The lawsuit apparently only covers former Geniuses of the company’s retail locations.

The lawsuit seeks an unspecified amount of monetary damages.