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Recology Driver Class Action Law Suit - Getting Your Wages Back

The Recology website states ”Recology:  Our science and practice of resource recovery.” What the Recology website doesn’t talk about is the class action lawsuit for its drivers.

All the big trash companies in California, illegally deduct one/half hour from its drivers pay each day.  However, according to the lawsuit and the California Supreme Court in the landmark case - Brinker v. Superior Court - Recology is stealing the wages from its drivers - one half hour at a time.

We know a thing or two about the Brinker case because we are the workers' lawyers in the Brinker case.


What is the Recology Driver Class Action lawsuit all about?

The California Supreme Court issued the landmark Brinker decision in 2012 laying out the duties that garbage companies like Recology must follow in providing meal periods and rest breaks to its drivers.  Since then, our firm has been demanding that companies like Recology follow California law.  The lawsuit alleges and our investigation reveals that Recology is not providing legally compliant meal periods and rest breaks to its drivers.

Thus, the one half hour that Recology is deducting fromdrivers is illegal.  Thus, for almost every shift that Recology drivers run each day - the company owes the drivers a half hours pay.  For every day the driver worked over 8 hours, the pay is owed at time one half. That really adds up, fast.

Some drivers might say, “I got my meal period, so I’m good, the company doesn’t owe me any money.”  Based upon our investigation, these drivers are probably wrong.  There is a whole lot more to this than saying a got a ½ hour off each day.  Much more.

What you are going to see is that even if you think you got your ½ hour meal period, Recology has still not provided you a legally compliant meal period.  The law is all about details - and with these cases - you have to focus on the details laid out in the Brinker case.


Rest Periods Too

Similarly, the company owes the drivers an hours pay for every rest period that the drivers did not receive.

It all really adds up quickly

What you are going to see is that a half hours pay - at time and one half - really adds up fast.  What you are going to see is that you are probably owed quite a bit of money in past wages.


Employee owned company?

The Recology website claims that Recology is an "employee owned company". Oh really? If you are a driver for Recology, how much of an owner are you?  How much of Recology do you happen to own?  Just wondering.  

If there is any doubt about Recology being owned by a bunch of suits, check out the Recology leadership website page.

Do these folks look like drivers to you?  


Your Mileage May Vary

Now, there are no guarantees in life and there are also in guarantees in law. And there are certainly no guarantees  in lawsuits either. But what I can tell you is that our firm represents more drivers than any law firm in California. What I can also tell you is than in most of cases - similar to the Recology case - we recover thousands of dollars for each driver. Again, that is no guarantee of what you will receive in this case - - but we wouldn’t bring this case if we didn’t think it was a strong case.

In other words, your mileage may vary.  But based on what we see - we like this Recology class action case.


Are you a Recology driver?

If so, we want to h ear your take.

You can talk to us confidentially. 

We look forward to  hearing from you.

(619) 304-1000


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. 

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