JB Hunt Drivers Defend Class Cert. In Calif. Wage Dispute

By Linda Chiem (July 10, 2018, 6:49 PM EDT) -- Drivers told a California federal judge Monday they have ample evidence proving J.B. Hunt Transport Inc.'s uniform piece-rate compensation system shorted thousands of drivers on wages and rest breaks, rebuking the company's bid to slash claims and decertify their class action.

Attorneys for plaintiffs Gerardo Ortega and Michael D. Patton fired back at J.B. Hunt's recent motions for summary judgment and to decertify their 11,000-strong class of drivers in an 11-year-old case alleging J.B. Hunt's piece-rate compensation system does not separately pay drivers for pre- and post-trip inspections, completing paperwork, detention time, breakdowns, fueling and washing trucks, waiting on dispatch, training,...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.


  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!

TRY LAW360 FREE FOR SEVEN DAYS

Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Ask a question!