$14 Million California Settlement Points to Possible Overtime Pay Violations by Tank Truck Transportation Providers
DALLAS (September 12, 2011) –The national law firm of Baron and Budd is investigating possible overtime pay violations by tank truck transportation companies after a recent $14 million settlement in a California case brought attention to the issue. Even though there are some exemptions, when a driver does not cross state lines they should be paid overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). However, companies typically neglect to pay the overtime, usually in an attempt to save money.
In the California case, tank truck transportation provider KAG West LLC was accused of not paying workers time-and-a-half overtime pay, forcing drivers to work off the clock, and not allowing meal or rest breaks. KAG agreed to pay a $14 million settlement to employees included in the case.
“Many tank truck drivers may not realize it, but you are due overtime pay if you don’t cross state lines as part of your job,” said Allen Vaught, head of Baron and Budd’s FLSA litigation section. “This case has helped to bring the issue to the forefront and proves that these violations are happening. Unfortunately, these same violations are likely occurring in Texas, possibly among Barnett Shale tank truck drivers or others with similar jobs.”
If you are a tank truck driver and you think you may not be getting the overtime pay you are due under law, contact attorney Allen Vaught directly at 1.866.495.1255 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
Your inquiry is confidential and the FLSA protects employees from being fired or discriminated against for investigating a claim or filing a lawsuit for FLSA violations.
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