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Bill Turley helps the US Senate Commerce Committee

Posted on Jan 05, 2016

Bill was the only class action lawyer asked to draft proposed driver legislation by the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee, Science and Transportation Committee

United States Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee ask Bill Turley to draft proposed drivers wage legislation

Recently a bill called the Denham Amendment was introduced in Congress that would directly affect drivers across America.  The effect of the Denham Amendment was to keep trucking companies from having to provide meal breaks to drivers, rest breaks to drivers and not have to pay for all time worked by drivers pursuant to State law.

This bill not only resulted in the legalization of wage thefts from drivers, but it also would have had a huge adverse affect on driver safety. It is well documented that driver fatigue is one of the leading causes of truck accidents in America. Reducing drivers rest breaks and meal breaks is a huge public safety issue. The safety of your family and my family would have been at risk if this legislation were passed.

The legislation was supported by the American Trucking Association and just about every trucking company in America.

Bill Turley and Dave Mara from The Turley & Mara Law Firm, APLC were called on to help the Trial Lawyers and the Teamsters to block this terrible legislation.

Because Bill is the foremost expert in the country on driver wage law, Bill and his firm were the class action lawyers asked to help the  United States Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee draft proposed legislation regarding driver wages.

Bill was proud to have helped the Trial Lawyers and the Teamsters to defeat the Denham Amendment.  Together they were able to shut down this terrible legislation. "It was quite an experience to be asked to help draft proposed legislation by the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee. There are obviously a lot of lawyers in America and for them to contact my firm and ask for our help is truly an honor," Bill stated.

"The Teamsters across America can really be proud of the hard work that their representatives in Washington do.  To see them in action - along with the Trial Lawyers (AAJ) team - was truly amazing", Bill continued.

Bill stands ready to help the Teamsters, Trial Lawyers and Congress in future legislative battles in order to protect the rights and safety of drivers and the public.

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