Blumenthal Nordrehaug & Bhowmik Sue C.R. England, Inc. In a Class Action on Behalf of Truckers Alleging The Company Violated The Employee Retirement Income Security Act

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Truck drivers working for C.R. England, Inc. allege the transportation services company misclassified them as independent contractors and failed to provide them benefits under various C.R. England Benefit Plans

California employment lawyers Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik

California employment lawyers Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik

If you feel you have been misclassified as an independent contractor, call Attorney Nicholas De Blouw today at (800) 568 - 8020.

The San Diego employment law lawyers at Blumenthal Nordrehaug & Bhowmik filed a class action lawsuit against C.R. England, Inc. on behalf of the company's Truck Drivers alleging that the transportation services company illegally classified their employees as independent contractors, in order to avoid providing their employees benefit plans, which is in violation of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). The class action lawsuit is currently pending in the San Diego County Superior Court as Case No. '17CV2099 LAB JLB. A copy of the class action complaint can be read by clicking here.

The class action lawsuit filed by the San Diego labor attorneys alleges that the company hires workers, both employees and independent contractors, to exclusively transport goods on C.R. England’s behalf. The complaint further states, C.R. England, "allegedly lacks any material differences between the manner and method in which they control the persons they employ as employee Truck Drivers and the persons they employ as independent contractor Truck Drivers except that they deprives the independent contractor Truck Drivers of receiving their benefits under the C.R. England Plans." The lawsuit alleges that this conduct is in direct violation of the ERISA.

Additionally, the Complaint alleges that C.R. England exercised complete control over its independent contractor Truck Drivers by controlling the work performed and the manner and means in which the work was performed. In doing so, C.R. England allegedly misclassified their Truck Drivers as independent contractors, when in fact the Complaint asserts these workers should be classified as employees and have the ability to participate in the company's retirement and other benefit plans that were offered to their employee truck drivers.

If you feel you have been misclassified as an independent contractor, call Attorney Nicholas De Blouw, an experienced San Diego employment lawyer today at (800) 568 - 8020.

Blumenthal, Nordrehaug, and Bhowmik represents many California employees who have been misclassified as independent contractors. 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.

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