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Most California Drivers Should Be Paid for the Non-Driving Duties They Perform for Their Employers

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Free Time for Them

Does your employer expect you to work for free when you aren’t driving? For many commercial drivers in California, numerous hours each week are lost to documentation and preparation, but not every driver is paid appropriately for this non-driving time. The reality for many drivers is that any “off the road” time spent in work-related duties really ends up being unpaid, “off the clock” time in the eyes of the company.  It is free time for them. It is wage theft for you.

“Off the Road” Means “Off the Clock” for Many California Drivers  

Although they may be quick to assign the work, some employers refuse to pay their drivers for any time that isn’t spent on the road, including the time that drivers spend:

  • Attending meetings or training
  • Reading employee manuals or documents
  • Loading or maintaining a vehicle
  • Conducting vehicle inspections
  • Completing paperwork
  • Waiting between jobs
  • Interacting with clients
  • Working through scheduled meal and rest breaks
  • Performing pre- and post-trip duties
  • CHP inspections
  • Speaking with dispatchers

Employers often threaten or pressure drivers who aren’t willing to give up or ignore their rights, and many drivers are left feeling helpless about the unpaid hours they work. However, most employees are entitled to compensation for all of the time they are performing work-related duties, and many employers that are hesitant to pay their drivers for non-driving work duties can and should be held responsible for breaking the law.

Disclaimer: Please understand these discussions and/or examples are not legal advice. All legal situations are different. This testimonial, endorsement and/or discussion does not constitute a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of your legal matter, your particular case/ situation and/or this particular case/ situation. Thanks, Bill Turley

William Turley
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