The Complaint claims that the truck drivers were not paid minimum wages and alleged federal overtime wages to which they were entitled
(PRWEB) June 29, 2015
On May 12, 2015, the Sacramento employment law lawyers at Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik filed a class action lawsuit against Lemore Transportation, Inc. alleging that the company failed to lawfully compensate their employees working as Truck Drivers for all their time spent working and allegedly failed to provide all legally required meal and rest periods under California law. The pending class action lawsuit against Lemore Transportation, Inc., is currently pending in the Contra Costa County Superior Court, Case No C15-00897. To read a copy of the Complaint, please click here.
The Complaint alleges that Plaintiff and other truck drivers working for the company in California performed the manual task of transporting goods for Lemore Transportation and were allegedly paid on a piece-rate basis. The Complaint claims that the truck drivers were not paid minimum wages and alleged federal overtime wages to which they were entitled to because of Defendant's alleged failure to record all time worked. Specifically, the Complaint claims that the truck drivers should have been paid minimum wages for their non-drive time, the time spent working during pre-trip and post trip inspections and time spent allegedly waiting for Defendant's loads to be ready for transport.
The class action Complaint filed against Lemore Transportation, Inc. (doing business as Royal Trucking) by the Sacramento employment law attorneys at Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik also alleges that the transportation Company, Inc. did not have a policy or practice which provided a full off-duty, thirty minute uninterrupted meal break to the Plaintiff and other California Class Members. The company's alleged failure to provide the legally required meal and rest breaks is evidenced by their business records which contain no evidence of these breaks the Complaint claims. As a result, the truck drivers working for Lemore Transportation, Inc. allegedly forfeited meal and rest breaks without additional compensation.
Finally, the Complaint alleges that in the course of their employment, Plaintiff and other truck drivers were allegedly required to user their own personal cellular phones as a "result of and in furtherance of their job duties as employees for Defendant" but were allegedly not reimbursed by Defendant for the cost associated with the use of their personal cellular phones. Under California Labor Code Section 2802, employees cannot be forced to pay for business expenses that are necessary to complete their job tasks for their employer.
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