Judge finds Walmart in Violation of California Labor Laws

A San Francisco judge filed in favor of California Truck Drivers who have worked for Walmart since 2003. The case (Charles Ridgeway, et al. v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., et al., No. 08-5221, N.D. Calif.; 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 94981). Class Complaint found Walmart in violation of California Labor Laws and may have to pay as much as $100 million to settle this class action law suit. This class action lawsuit was filed in 2008, by a group of around 500 hundred truck drivers, who claim that they were not paid as per California Labor code. Walmart’s company manuals lay out the specifics on how their truck drivers are paid, and their pay is per mile. Part of this per mile pay also requires their truck drivers to do other duties such as paper work, breaks, fueling, inspections, cleaning and washing the trucks. They are also required to take a 10 hour rest period between shifts as per Department of transportation regulations. During the 10 hour wait period, the drivers are required to stay with the truck and are paid $42 dollars for this layover period. This pays them $4.20 per hour way below California Minimum wage. The judge found that the way the truck drivers are compensated for the listed required duties, as per their company manual are not recognized as paid activities, and is a violation of California labor code. This case has been appealed by Walmart. If you were a truck driver for Walmart and have not already been contacted regarding this class action suit please Contact Us and provide any details along with contact information. If you prefer to leave a voicemail you can call 1.858.236.9020. GetClassActionMoney.com can then forward these requests to our network of attorneys that may contact you if a Class Action Lawsuit is to be pursued.

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