Hansen and Adkins Auto Transport Class Action Lawsuit - It is all about Wage Theft
According to the HANSEN & ADKINS AUTO TRANSPORT website HANSEN & ADKINS AUTO TRANSPORT offers transportation services for new and used vehicles from manufacturing plants, ports, railhead and auctions to retail dealerships.
The company website goes on to state “We are committed to providing an environment for encouraging personal success emphasizing open and honest communication, integrity and mutual respect.” Really? Says who?
Not according to a Hansen and Adkins Auto Transport Class Action Lawsuit that we filed. And certainly not according to the testimony that we have gotten in this case.
According to the lawsuit that we have filed in California - the company is stealing wages from their drivers. Hey, we realize that these are pretty substantial allegations. And we don’t make them lightly. We happen to know a lot about wage theft.
What is this class action lawsuit about?
In California, drivers MUST be paid for all time worked. According to a testimony from a Hansen and Adkins employee, drivers are only paid when the wheels are moving. This means that drivers aren’t getting paid for separately for pre-trips, post-trips, waiting time, loading, unloading, paperwork, inspections and the like. This is all very, very illegal under California law.
In addition, California law requires companies to provide paid rest periods to drivers. When drivers are only being paid when the wheels are moving, then they aren’t getting paid rest periods. In California, Every Driver is entitled to an extra hour’s pay for every missed rest period.
If you're an ex-driver for the company, then you are entitled to waiting time penalties. Which is 30 days of wages at the time of termination.
These wages are just the tip of the iceberg, the lawsuit will continue to grow as time and investigation goes on.
How much money are we talking about?
We are talking about thousands of dollars per driver, and even more for select drivers.
Why should you listen to me?
My name is Bill Turley. I was the workers’ lawyer in the biggest California Supreme Court case on wages - Brinker vs. Superior Court. I recently testified before the California State Senate on driver wage issues and I represent more drivers than any lawyer in California; I specialize in driver cases. If you want to know more about me, watch the recent television interview of me that is on this page. Also I wrote The book California Truck & Delivery Driver Wage Theft Guide.
How I rate this case
If I were to rate this case between 1 to 10 with 10 being the highest ranking this case is a solid 9.9 (no case is a “10" until it is settled and my client receives their money. This is a great case,we have taken testimonies from Hansen and Adkins, and we have caught them red-handed.
What you should do if you are a driver or ex-driver for the company?
If you are a driver for the company or an ex-driver, you should contact our office immediately. First, we want to hear you take. Second, we want to make sure that you are included in the case.
Third, we respect your confidentiality. We aren’t going to give your contact information to anyone else (other than us sending you communications to keep you updated on us and/or the case).
Fourth, talking to a lawyer is like talking to a priest. We can’t divulge anything that you say to us when you contact us unless you first give us permission. This is called the attorney client privilege.
Hansen and Adkins Auto Transport Locations in California:
Mira Loma, CA
Port Hueneme, CA
If you have worked at any of these locations, you should contact us to make sure that you are part of the lawsuit. You don’t want to miss out.
Can you guarantee that we will win this lawsuit?
Believe or not, I am an advocate that is known for being a straight shooter. I am not going to blow smoke up your skirt.
Nothing in law and life is for certain, except for death and taxes. I can’t guarantee tat we will win this case or any other lawsuit. As Robert Hunter said, “Nothings for certain, it can always go wrong.”
But, I can tell you this. I am putting a lot of my money into this driver wages class action lawsuit. I wouldn’t do that unless I thought we would win this case. Like I said before, I rate this case as a 9.9 out of 10.