Calif. Bus Drivers Reach $7M Deal To End Travel Time Claims

Law360, New York (June 18, 2012, 5:25 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Thursday signed off on a $7 million settlement between an Oakland, Calif.-based public transit authority and nearly 1,400 bus drivers targeting the agency in a collective action seeking overtime wages for hours they had to travel outside of passenger runs.

U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken approved the settlement after her January 2010 ruling that the Alameda Contra-Costa Transit District had violated the Fair Labor Standards Act by depriving the drivers of pay for so-called split-shift travel, where a driver travels from...
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