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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 their 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. Order my book, California Truck & Delivery Driver Wage Theft. I will send it to you for free and cover shipping.
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Independent Contractor Status and California Law
Independent contractor status isn’t for everyone, and even the law agrees. While many truckers in California are considered contractors by their employers, it may come as a big surprise that contractor status is often used illegally by employers to avoid paying drivers the overtime pay they are truly entitled to under the law. If you work as a driver in California and are denied overtime pay when you work more than 40 hours in a week, it may be worth meeting with an experienced wage attorney to review your classification status and job duties as a contractor. And you may be entitled to big money for missed meal periods, rest periods, for unpaid pre-trips, post-trips, time waiting and much, much more.
Why It Matters If a California Driver Is Classified as an Independent Contractor
The main concern with contractor status versus employee status is that contractors are not entitled to certain employee protections, such as time-and-a-half overtime pay for hours worked over 40 each week. Although some drivers are classified as contractors, they often don’t meet all of the requirements for overtime exemption under the law. While this practice often goes unnoticed by vulnerable employees, employers who deny legal pay should be held accountable for the unpaid overtime their employees are owed.
You can start getting educated about your payroll rights as a trucking or transportation employee by reaching out to our experienced team today. We have helped many California drivers recover their back pay, and we want to help you start taking action, too. Request your free copy of California Truck & Delivery Driver Wage Theft: The Ultimate No B.S. Guide to Getting Your Hard Earned Wages Back, or contact our office today for a free case review.
The money that you are owed for missed meal periods, rest periods, and all the other things you do as a driver can all really add up and be much more money owed to you than unpaid overtime. We are oftentimes talking big money. Meaning thousands and thousands of dollars for each year. This is true whether you still work for the company or you are an ex-employee.
This is why having a really good California wage and hour lawyer on your side that knows truck wages law inside and out is a great idea.
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