Blumenthal Nordrehaug & Bhowmik File A Class Action Lawsuit Against Central Freight Lines For Alleged Misclassification of Truck Drivers as Independent Contractors

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Truck Drivers for Central Freight Lines, Inc. allege the transportation company misclassified them as independent contractors and failed to reimburse them for work related expenses

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In particular, the class action complaint alleges that the company had the authority to exercise complete control over the work performed and the manner and means in which the work was performed.

On October 20, 2015, the Sacramento employment law lawyers at Blumenthal Nordrehaug & Bhowmik filed a class action lawsuit against Central Freight Lines, Inc. on behalf of the company's Truck Drivers alleging that the transportation company devised an illegal scheme of classifying truck driver as independent contractors in order to avoid paying their share of payroll taxes, overtime wages, and other business related expenses. The class action lawsuit is currently pending in the Sacramento Superior Court as Case No. 34-2015-00185756. A copy of the class action complaint can be read by clicking here.

The class action lawsuit filed by the Sacramento labor attorneys alleges that Central Freight Lines, Inc. hires workers to drive trucks to provide transportation services but claims that the company devised an unlawful scheme of classifying the employees as independent contractors in order to avoid paying for regular and overtime hours worked. In particular, the class action complaint alleges that the company had the authority to exercise complete control over the work performed and the manner and means in which the work was performed. In essence, the complaint claims that the company controlled every critical aspect of Central Freight Lines, Inc. daily transportation operations in that the company allegedly provided the customer, the haul, the route, and instructions to its Truck Driver as to where to deliver the haul and deadlines for delivery.

Additionally, the pending class action lawsuit alleges that the company misclassified their Truck Drivers as independent contractors and furthermore claims that the Truck Driver were charged fees, and had deductions from their wages for various purposes, including but allegedly not limited to, for goods, materials, services, government licenses, repairs, equipment maintenance, and/or fines arising from the Truck Drivers' employment with Central Freight Services, Inc.

Blumenthal, Nordrehaug, and Bhowmik is no stranger to representing many California employees in lawsuits involving various California Labor Code violations. Their employment attorneys understand the uphill battle employees face in order to fight back against big companies that engage in illegal workplace conduct.

The Sacramento labor law attorneys at Blumenthal, Nordrehaug, & Bhowmik represent many employees in California wage violation lawsuits who have been forced to work uncompensated hours. With labor law offices located in Riverside, San Diego, Los Angeles, Sacramento, and San Francisco, the labor law attorneys at Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik are dedicated to helping employees throughout California protect and enforce their rights against some of the world’s largest corporations.

If you feel you have been misclassified as an independent contractor and want to collect your unpaid overtime wages, call an experienced Sacramento employment lawyer today at (800) 568 - 8020 or click here to speak with one of our experienced employment law attorneys today.

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