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,...
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