If you are a California truck driver, delivery driver or commercial driver that hauls products and goods - then a case that was argued in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals is important to you. The case is a wage and hour class action case for drivers that work for Penske Logistics. The workers’ lawyers is a law firm that we have worked with on quite a few drivers cases.
The issue in the case is whether federal law preempts (trumps) California law in regards to meal breaks and rest breaks.
Here is a quote from the article:
“Judge Susan P. Garber rounded out the appellate panel, and she also voiced doubts about the trucking company’s arguments. Just before Kozinski’s laughter-inducing comments, she told Hanson, “I have a hard time seeing how a modest economic law like this is preempted.”
This case can potentially mean a lot of money drivers that fall under this ruling.