No Mandated Meals If Work Is On Wheels

Law360, New York (December 23, 2011, 12:39 PM EST) -- A federal district court in California recently issued a decision in Dilts v. Penske Logistics LLC, (S.D. Cal. Oct. 19, 2011), holding that motor carriers that transport property are not subject to California's meal and rest break laws because such laws are preempted by the Federal Aviation Administration Authorization Act (FAAA Act).

Factual Background

The plaintiffs in Penske Logistics, appliance delivery drivers and installers, filed a class action against their employer for failing to provide meal and rest breaks in addition to other wage and hour...
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