“No lawyer talk, no double talk. Ever.” California Driver Overtime Lawyer - Bill Turley
When it comes to California Truck and Delivery drivers, there is no one who works harder than these men and women. They provide for the rest of us and they bust their butts while they're doing it.
And the one thing that ticks me off more then anything, is seeing these hard working folks like yourself getting ripped off by the companies they work for. That's why I recommend ordering a free copy of my book, California Truck and Delivery Driver Wage Theft: The Ultimate Straight Talk Guide To Getting Your Hard Earned Wages Back. It is full of useful information to help you earn your money back.
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California Overtime Law For Drivers
Under California law, your employer must pay you for all the time that you work. While there are exceptions to this - based upon what we see, many California drivers - from delivery truck drivers to tow-truck drivers to limousine drivers are getting the shaft by their employers. Meaning they are entitled to overtime and in many instances, meal periods and rest breaks.
In essence, whether or not you are entitled to overtime as a truck driver depends on whether you fall under California overtime laws or Federal overtime law. California overtime law is very different from Federal overtime law.
As a general rule, if you drive a truck that is under a gross weight rating of 26,000 lbs and you don’t drive outside of California, then you fall under California overtime laws. If you drive a farm vehicle or transport hazardous waste, you are exempt from California overtime law. If you tow a trailer that is more than 40 feet, you are exempt from California overtime law. If you drive a truck that is regulated by the California Public Utility Commission (PUC); then you are exempt from California overtime law.
If you drive in interstate commerce (cross state lines); then you are not entitled to overtime. If you do not, then you are entitled to overtime law.
If you are a truck driver in California and feel you are not being paid proper overtime, you need to consult with a California Driver Overtime Lawyer.
Meal Breaks and Rest Periods
However, you may still be owed money by your employer if they don't provide meal periods and rest breaks. We have been very successful in winning meal and rest break cases against trucking companies. Even if you are exempt from California overtime laws, you still might be entitled to money for meal and rest breaks.
The Joy of Math
I call it the joy of math. That is, how wage and hour violations quickly add up to big money. So will you.
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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