Drivers’ Wage Action Against Werner Stalls Out

Law360, New York (December 14, 2011, 4:27 PM EST) -- A Nebraska federal judge on Tuesday tossed a putative class action brought by a group of Werner Enterprises Inc. truck drivers accusing the transportation giant of wage violations, finding the drivers had failed to establish any wrongdoing by their employer.

John K. Cielinski brought the suit on behalf of the putative class, alleging Werner breached an oral contract to pay an agreed upon per-mile rate by retroactively altering a program for compensating certain drivers who train student drivers.

U.S. District Judge Joseph F. Bataillon ruled that...
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