Court rules Apple must pay California workers during bag checks

Los Angeles (AFP) - The California Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that Apple must pay employees for time spent waiting for their bags and personal electronic devices to be searched when they leave work.The decision means that the tech giant will have to pay millions of dollars to more than 12,000 hourly workers at California retail stores who fall under the mandatory bag-search policy.According...

Vancouver woman ordered to pay $200k for defaming ex-boyfriend online

A Vancouver woman has been ordered to pay $200,000 to an ex-boyfriend she defamed using Instagram and other websites. Thomas White / REUTERS A Vancouver woman has been ordered to pay $200,000 to an ex-boyfriend she defamed using Instagram and other websites.According to a Supreme Court of B.C. ruling, between Aug. 2016 and Aug. 2017 Noelle Halcrow made a series of online posts that claimed...

Stars turn out to pay tribute to Shane MacGowan in Late Late Show special

Shane MacGowan pictured on The Late Late Show Shane MacGowan and Fairytale of New York special. Picture Andres Poveda Stars turn out to pay tribute to Shane MacGowan in Late Late Show special Independent.ie POGUES legend Shane MacGowan performed a rousing rendition of his Christmas classic 'Fairytale of New York' on tonight's Late Late...

WYWS: Habs fall once more and comic Mike Ward refuses to pay

Good Black Friday morning and welcome to While You Were Sleeping, a morning roundup of late- and overnight news. Have a great day.Another bleak evening for the Montreal Canadiens and their fans: On the bright side, writes Stu Cowan, the Canadiens only gave up a touchdown this time. After giving up a touchdown and a two-point convert in Tuesday’s 8-1 loss to the Boston Bruins, the Canadiens...

Comedian refuses to pay for joke about disabled boy

Quebec comedian Mike Ward is seen at the Nasty Show at the Metropolis on July 20, 2016. Pierre Obendrauf / Montreal Gazette Comedian Mike Ward can’t get away with saying whatever he wants “under the guise of comedy,” the Quebec Court of Appeal ruled on Thursday, upholding a previous decision that ordered him to pay $35,000 to a disabled boy he mocked.But an adamant Ward quickly responded...

#ICYMI: Comedy in court, police pay up and safety for seniors

MONTREAL, QUE.: November 28, 2019 -- Sue Montgomery, mayor of the NDG borough, tries to locate a controle routier officer shouting "can you see me?" as she takes part in a pedestrian safety demonstration in Montreal, on Thursday, November 28, 2019. (Allen McInnis / MONTREAL GAZETTE) ORG XMIT: 63559 Allen McInnis / Montreal Gazette Thursday! What a concept!Montreal is paying an activist $55,000...

Applebaum shouldn’t have to reimburse city for severance pay, court told

The city of Montreal was in court Wednesday trying to recoup the roughly $268,000 former mayor Michael Applebaum received in severance pay before being convicted of fraud.Applebaum, for his part, argued the laws surrounding the case came into effect after he received the payments and he therefore shouldn’t have to reimburse the city.In a rare public statement since being convicted in 2017, a...