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Is Your Employer Ripping You Off? California Wage & Hour and Class Action Lawsuits for Truck and Delivery Drivers

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California Delivery Truck Driver Wage Theft Lawyer Wage & Hour Attorney

“When I seek out professional advice, I don’t want B.S. I want it straight up, with no double talk. I figure you do also. I always use plain English, with no sugarcoating, no B.S. lawyer talk, and no double talk-just old fashioned, unsweetened, unvarnished truth-just the way that I would want it.” -Bill Turley

A California Truck & Delivery Driver Lawyer Wage and Hour Class Action Attorney On Your Side

Whether you are a California truck driver or a delivery driver that is paid by the hour, by the mile, by the stop, by piece rate, or by salary, one thing is almost a certainty: your employer is probably trying to rip you off. I am a California truck driver lawyer - California delivery wage and hour class action lawyer. I represent truck drivers all over California. Based upon what I see every day, most trucking companies and delivery companies try and rip off their employees.

When this happens to you, you don't need just a wage and hour lawyer, you need an attorney that specializes in California truck driver and delivery driver cases.

My Best Advice

When it comes to California Truck and Delivery drivers, there is no one who works harder then these men and women. They provide for the rest of us and they bust their butts while 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.

When it comes to handling your California Truck & Delivery Driver Wage Theft Class Action Lawsuit, you are going to want to research your case. My best advice is that you order a free copy of my book, California Truck & Delivery Driver Wage Theft. I wrote the book so that truckers like yourself could find out all the ways that the company rips them off. You can buy the book at Amazon.com, but we will send it to you for free and cover shipping.

Before you order it, check out all the 5 Star Amazon reviews. These reviews were written by folks who wanted to know all the ways that a California company can steal wages. You will find that it is full of helpful and useful information.

Lets talk about some of the ways these companies get away with stealing your wages.

Driver Piece Rate Compensation Plans

For example, some truck delivery companies use a formula to pay their drivers. Here are common components of “piece rate” systems for delivery drivers:

  • The number of cases of product delivered on a route;
  • The number of miles driven on a route; and
  • The number of delivery stops made on a route.

Waiting Time

Many companies don’t pay for waiting time. This is illegal under California law. You have to be paid for all hours worked. Under California piece rate compensation laws, your employer must compensate you for all the time you work, not just for piece rate items. This includes waiting for a terminal to open up or waiting in line at a terminal.

Pre-Trips and Post-Trips

Similarly, you have to be paid for performing pre-trips and post-trips. Under California piece rate compensation laws, your employer must compensate you for all the time you work, not just for piece rate items. For example, for truck drivers, you must be compensated for pre-trips and post-trips.

Rest Periods

You company must pay you to take a 10 minute rest period twice in shifts 6 hours or more. This rarely happens with truck driver piece rate compensation systems.

Meal Periods

Some drivers are paid by the hour.  Usually, trucking companies don’t follow the law in regard to meal breaks. You are entitled to a meal period under California law for 30 uninterrupted minutes. In fact, it was a case where I represented the workers (over 90,000 California workers in this case) that led the California Supreme Court to establish meal and rest break laws in California. In California, your employer has a duty to provide you a meal period.

Your employer satisfies this obligation if it:

  • Relieves its employees of all duty,
  • Relinquishes control over their activities,
  • Permits them a reasonable opportunity to take an uninterrupted 30-minute break, and
  • Does not impede or discourage them from doing so.  Or provide an incentive to forego.

In the real world, very few employers meet this standard. We regularly win class action meal period cases for truck drivers.   We win these cases even if you must log out on a computer indicating you “took” a 30 minute meal period.

Auto-meal deductions

When companies automatically deduct 30 minutes from your time for meal periods, they deserve to be sued. Seriously, I haven’t seen a company yet that does this that complies with California law.

Salaried Truck Drivers

If your employer is paying you by salary and you are a truck driver or a delivery driver you have a great wage and hour case. You are owed for every hour you work over 8 hours a day or 40 hours a week, missed meal periods, etc.

Our California Truck Driver Class Action Lawyers Are Here to Fight For You

We go toe to toe with huge national trucking employers, delivery employers and smaller California trucking employers, and delivery companies.

If We Don't Win Your California Truck Driver Class Action  Lawsuit, You Don't Pay

If we do not recover any money for you in your California trucking class action case, you won't owe us a penny. Guaranteed. The best part, is these cases are really good for you. California truck driver class action lawsuits can be really strong cases. If you are a Class Representative in a successful California Wage and Hour Class Action  you will usually get an enhancement. Meaning, you will get money to make all of this worthwhile.

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William Turley
“When I seek out professional advice, I don’t want B.S., I want it straight up. I figure you do also.”
You are not kidding. All the companys deduct half hour and drivers end up unloading while not getting paid. Dont do no good thing to complain. Should i get a lawyer?
Posted by Jim on February 16, 2015 at 10:04 AM

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