A group of more than 500 company truck drivers for Prudential Overall Supply are set to receive their shares of a $6.6 million settlement over failure to pay overtime and permit the drivers to take their meal breaks. The Fresno County Superior Court issued its ruling granting final approval of the settlement last week. The settlement agreement had been reached in July, after the case had been pending for three years. Drivers will receive their checks later this month.
Among other things, the drivers alleged that they had to work through their lunches, but that the company was clocking them out while they worked, as if the meal break had been taken. This problem is surprisingly common, particularly among companies that classify their drivers as independent contractors. If you would like to have your situation reviewed to see if you have a claim, drop us an email and we would be happy to give you a free evaluation.