JB Hunt Drivers Score Early Wins Ahead Of Calif. Wage Trial

By Linda Chiem (July 25, 2018, 5:10 PM EDT) -- A certified class of J.B. Hunt Transport Inc. drivers scored partial quick wins on claims the trucking company's piece-rate compensation system shorted thousands of drivers on wages and rest breaks in violation of California law, according to a federal judge's ruling Tuesday.

U.S. District Judge R. Gary Klausner granted partial summary judgment to plaintiffs Gerardo Ortega and Michael D. Patton on a couple issues in the wage-and-hour class action as it heads toward a late-September trial.

Judge Klausner ruled that J.B. Hunt's activity-based piece-rate pay plan violated California law to the extent it failed to separately compensate drivers for meal and...

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