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Many Trucking Companies Don’t Adhere to Changes in Meal-Period Laws for California Drivers

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California Drivers and Meal Breaks 

I talk to drivers almost every day.  Based on what I see most drivers don't know what a legally compliant meal period is in California. Fact is, most truck and delivery companies are stealing wages from California drivers because drivers don't know the law.  Every day I talk to drivers that think that they are getting legally compliant meal/ lunch periods.

Drilling Down

But when I drill down - - it is obvious that most drivers don't realize they are getting screwed by the company.  Happens all the time.  With almost every driver I talk to.

If you “clock out” for half an hour or sign off on the route sheet that you took a lunch break, you may think that your employer has done its part to give you a legally mandated meal break. Unfortunately, that couldn’t be further from the truth for most California drivers. The laws that protect drivers all over the state recently changed with the case of Brinker vs. Superior Court, which established break laws for drivers. Under the law, you’re not really getting a legal break unless you are:

  • Completely relieved of duty
  • Not under the control of your employer
  • Allowed to take an uninterrupted 30 minutes for your break
  • Not discouraged from taking legally mandated breaks or offered an incentive to give up your rights

I was the workers’ lawyer in the Brinker case, and I use this case every day to win cases for other California drivers who aren’t getting fair meal breaks. And, as far as I can tell, most drivers in California aren’t getting the meal and rest breaks they deserve a good amount of the time. While it may not seem like a lot at first glance, the pay for meal periods that you are were cheated out of can add up fast—and it can total thousands of dollars a year. But you can fight to get the pay you deserve.

Find out more about drivers’ rights to meal and rest breaks today by requesting a free copy of our book, California Truck & Delivery Driver Wage Theft: The Ultimate Straight Talk Guide to Getting Your Hard Earned Wages Back.

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