Court Certifies Class in Schneider Wage and Overtime Case
Hagens Berman today announced that United States District Judge George H. King has certified the firm's lawsuit brought on behalf of Schneider National Carriers, Inc. ("Schneider") mechanics who allege violations of California wage laws, including failure to pay overtime.
The case, originally filed Feb. 5, 2010 in the Superior Court of the State of California for Los Angeles County, alleges that Schneider failed to provide employees with daily overtime premiums, meal and rest breaks, and accurate wage statements as required by California law.
The court has certified the following class in the case: "All persons, at any time from February 5, 2006, to the present (the 'Relevant Period'), who were employed in California by Schneider National Carriers, Inc. in any full-time hourly mechanic position."
In the coming weeks, all individuals who are believed to be part of the class will be notified of their rights.
Among other things, the Complaint alleges that Schneider: (1) Failed to pay daily overtime premiums to employees who worked more than eight hours per day; (2) Failed to implement a validly-adopted alternative workweek schedule; (3) Failed to count authorized rest break time as "hours worked"; (4) Shaved down pre- or post-shift work time; (5) Failed to authorize and permit separate rest breaks for each four hours of work; (6) Failed to provide a second meal break for work shifts exceeding ten hours; (7) Failed to provide accurate wage statements; (8) Failed to provide all accrued vacation wages; (9) Failed to pay all wages due on termination; and (10) engaged in unfair business practices by violating California wage and hour laws.
The court has certified for class treatment all of the claims described above, except for the time shaving claim.
More information about this case can be found at /cases/schneider-national-carriers-inc-mechanics.
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