DS Waters California Driver Lawsuit
DS Waters of America, Inc. is one of the nation’s leading operators in the United States home and office beverage delivery market according to their website. DS Waters drivers deliver water for all of the DS Waters brands: Alhambra, Sparkletts, Belmont Springs, Crystal Springs, Deep Rock Water, Hinkley Springs, Mount Olympus, Sierra Springs. These DS Waters delivery drivers in California are hard working folks that are entitled to be paid all of their fair wages.
Trouble is, according to a class action lawsuit that our firm has filed against DS Waters of America, Inc., these California drivers are not receiving the wages that they are entitled to receive under California wage and hour laws.
The DS Waters of America, Inc. website says, “Just relax. We’ll bring refreshment to you.” What DS Waters doesn’t tell it’s customers is that these hard working DS Waters drivers don’t get to relax on their meal periods/ lunch breaks and rest breaks; these are some of the issues raised in the DS Waters California Class Action - Driver Lawsuit. If you are a DS Waters driver, you may want to listen up.
In 2012 the California Supreme Court issued a ground-breaking decision in Brinker v. Superior Court class action case. In the Brinker case the California Supreme Court laid out the requirements that employers in California must follow in order to meet its duty to provide meal periods to California workers. Our law firm was one of the Plaintiff’s counsel in the Brinker case. We represented over 100,000 workers in the largest wage and hour case in California.
What we have done since then is successfully bring case after case against California employers that are violating these basic duties to provide meal periods/ lunches and rest periods. Today, it is my understanding that our law firm represents more drivers than any law firm in California. We specialize in California driver class actions for unpaid wages.
According to the DS Waters California Class Action - Driver Lawsuit, DS Waters uses an illegal auto-meal deduct. Meaning DS Waters illegally deducts 30 minutes from your pay every day for a meal period that you didn’t receive. Thus, you are entitled to 30 minutes pay for each day that you worked. If you worked over 8 hours or 40 hours during the week, then you are entitled to time and on-half for the 30 minutes.
In addition, under California law, you are entitled to an hours pay for every meal period that you did not receive and an hour pay for every rest period that you did not receive. According to our investigation and the lawsuit, just because you may have been off work for 30 minutes doesn’t mean that you received a meal period under California law.
We Want To Hear From You
If you are a driver for DS Waters - Alhambra, Sparkletts, Belmont Springs, Crystal Springs, Deep Rock Water, Hinkley Springs, Mount Olympus, Sierra Springs of a former driver - we would like to hear from you about your experience driving for DS Waters.
You can speak to us confidentially if you want. For example, under California law, all communications between a client and a lawyer are protected by what is called the attorney client privilege. This means that you can tell your lawyer things and no one else can find out what was discussed.
Of course, there are not guarantees in life or law. We can’t guarantee any particular result in this case or any other case. Any testimonials and/or past results are no guarantee to any particular result in current or future case.