“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
Working Hard for The Rest of Us
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.
The Next Step
I recommend you reading my free 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.
If you are a truck driver that has attended a company sponsored truck driver training program, driver orientation school and/or over the road training and were not paid for these work activities - you may be entitled to significant compensation.
This plays out in many different ways. Almost always the result is the drivers just like you are cheated out of wages.
Truck Driver Training School/ Truck Driver Training Program
Some companies require drivers to attend a truck driving school with an option of doing so at the company’s expense. If the drivers don’t stay with the company a certain amount of time (for example, 8 months). This amount is ostensibly to repay the cost of the program. But, in reality, is much more than the cost of the program. Thus, this may constitute an unenforceable penalty.
Truck Driver Orientation Programs
Some truck companies require drivers to attend orientations, for which no compensation is paid. Drivers are required to be paid California minimum wage (if in California) and federal minimum wage for the time spent in the orientation programs.
Some trucking companies require drivers to participate in over-the-road training, for which they receive a flat payment (for example, $50 a day) rate for a certain amount of days (for example, 28 days). This fails to meet California and federal minimum wage laws.
Other Variations On The Theme Of Not Properly Paying Truck Drivers
There are other variations on these themes. If you are a truck driver and you have questions about whether you are owed compensation over unpaid truck driver training programs, truck driver training school; truck driver orientation; and/or over-the-road training - - feel free to give my office a call.
My law firm is California’s leading truck driver class action law firm. We represent thousands of California truck drivers. If you work or drive outside of California - we can help you also. We investigate and have all kinds of cases across the United States.
The Joy Of Math
I call it the joy of math. Meaning, how quickly driver class action lawsuit damages really add up.
What’s in it for me?
You might ask, "What’s in it for me?" "Why should I agree to be a class representative in a truck driver class action case?"
First, you won’t be a silent victim. Meaning, you aren't going to let the company get away with wrongly taking your hard earned wages.
Second, with successful cases, you are going to get your wages back.
Third, you are going to help your co-workers get their wages back.
Fourth, there is a lot to be said about the satisfaction of standing up for your rights.
Fifth, you may be entitled to a class representative’s enhancement or an incentive payment. Of course, this has to be approved by the court. For example, enhancement payments of $7,500 are common and incentive payments of $15,000 are common and some times up to much, much more. Meaning, the court compensates you for your time and efforts in bringing these wage and hour class action lawsuits.
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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