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Ninth Circuit Case Important for CA Truck & Delivery Drivers

Posted on Mar 07, 2014

If you are a California truck driver, delivery driver or commercial driver that hauls products and goods - then a case that was argued this week 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. 

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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