Montoya, et al v. CRST Expedited, Inc., et al

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Appellate - 1st Circuit

Nature of Suit:

3710 Fair Labor Standards Act


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  1. December 13, 2023

    1st Circ. Backs Sleeper Berth Pay After $12.5M Deal

    Time that a long-haul truck driver spends in a sleeper berth beyond eight hours is compensable, the First Circuit held in a collective action against motor carriers CRST Expedited Inc. and CRST International Inc. in which the parties previously reached a $12.5 million settlement.

  2. July 11, 2022

    6 Wage-Hour Cases The Biden Admin. Wants To Shape

    The U.S. Department of Labor is using its legal firepower to push for worker-friendly interpretations of the Fair Labor Standards Act. Here, Law360 reviews six cases where the DOL is getting involved with amicus briefs.

  3. May 03, 2022

    Millions At Stake As Drivers Seek Idle Time Pay In 1st Circ.

    The First Circuit is set to hear oral arguments Wednesday in a case that tests whether truck drivers must be paid for off-duty time they spend in their vehicles while a partner drives, drawing the involvement of the U.S. Department of Labor.

  4. April 07, 2022

    Trucking Co. Pushes 1st Circ. To Flip Rest-Time Pay Ruling

    A freight company pressed the First Circuit to overturn a lower court's ruling that it must pay drivers for rest time in excess of eight hours, saying that time is not beneficial to the company and is not compensable under federal law.

  5. March 24, 2022

    DOL Says Drivers' Sleeping Time Benefits Trucking Co.

    The U.S. Department of Labor told the First Circuit that all hours workers spend under employers' control benefit the companies and are compensable under federal law, urging the panel to keep a lower court decision finding truckers are entitled to more than eight hours of paid sleeping time.

  6. March 17, 2022

    Truckers Tell 1st Circ. Sleeping Is Considered Part Of The Job

    More than eight hours of sleeping time in a 24-hour shift is compensable working time, a group of truckers told the First Circuit, saying a lower court correctly found they remained under a national freight company's control during their resting time.

  7. January 18, 2022

    1st Circ. Told To Undo Truckers' Sleeping Berth Wage Win

    Truckers should not be paid for rest time on the road because downtime activities aren't work, a national freight company argued in a First Circuit bid to flip a lower court's ruling that the company must pay off-duty truckers for rest in excess of eight hours.

  8. February 23, 2021

    Biden DOL Gives New Life To Truckers' Off-Duty Pay Claims

    The U.S. Department of Labor signaled a return to its expansive view of compensable time with its decision to withdraw Trump-era guidance that said truck drivers aren't owed pay for non-driving hours they spend in their vehicles, wage and hour experts told Law360.