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California Vending Machine Driver Wage Laws - Am I getting paid correctly?

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California Vending Drivers or Vending Machine Drivers are Cheated out of Thousands of Dollars in Wages Each Year

Are you a vending driver or vending machine driver in California?  If so, you may be wondering if your employer is paying your wages properly. The first thing you need to know is that many vending machine companies are breaking California’s strict wage and hour laws.

The second thing you should know is that this happens in a variety of ways.  Let’s talk about the ways that vending machine companies routinely break California wage and hour laws.

Meal Breaks

California has very stringent meal period laws.  While many companies and drivers believe that they are receiving compliant lunch breaks under California law, that is usually not the case.  Time and again, drivers are not provided compliant meal periods/ lunch breaks under California law.

There was a 2012 California Supreme Court case - Brinker v. Superior Court which laid out all the requirements companies must follow in providing meal and rest breaks.  This landmark case changed the law for all drivers in California.  Since I am Plaintiff’s counsel in the Brinker case - I know these rules inside and out. What you are going to see is that most California vending companies - break these rules.

In many instances, drivers think that they are taking a meal period; however, after a closer look, they aren’t getting what the law says they are entitled to.

You are entitled to a hour’s pay for every lunch break/ meal period.  This can really add up fast. If you work over 10 shifts, you are entitled to a second meal period.

Auto-meal deduct

Most vending machine companies either automatically deduct a half-hours pay (or more) from drivers or make drivers sign a route sheet or a similar document saying that they got a meal period. These are usually illegal under California law.  If you work over 8 hours in a day, then you are entitled to time and one half (overtime pay) for the half hour (or more) deducted from your pay.

Rest Periods

Like meal periods, California vending companies regularly break rest period laws. Under the Brinker case, most companies are violating California law.

Waiting Time Penalties

If you no longer work for the vending company - you are probably entitled to 30 days pay because the company did not pay you properly. That is correct - 30 days of pay. This really adds up also.

Bottom Line

We are usually talking of thousands of dollars and/or tens of thousands of dollars for each driver.


If you are current driver, you can call us and speak to us confidentially. No one ever has to find out that you consulted with a lawyer. It is protected by the attorney-client privilege.  Oftentimes, we can bring a case by a former driver if you have concerns.  Either way, you have nothing to lose by contacting a seasoned wage and hour class action lawyer.  Even if you don't contact us - I suggest contact the best California driver class action lawyer you can find.

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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

William Turley
“When I seek out professional advice, I don’t want B.S., I want it straight up. I figure you do also.”
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