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Truckers Win $3.4M Settlement in Unpaid Overtime Class Action Lawsuit


This is a settlement for the Employment lawsuit.

Los Angeles, CA: A $3.4 million preliminary settlement has been reached in an unpaid overtime class action lawsuit pending against Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. The lawsuit, brought by over 500 drivers , alleged the shipping company failed to compensate its drivers for working more than 40 hours a week and failed to provide legal duty-free meal breaks and rest periods.

The lawsuit was originally two separate lawsuits filed in 2013 by plaintiffs Marco Rodriguez and Allan Turnage respectively, they were amalgamated. Rodriguez, employed by Dominion from March 201 to January 2012, claimed in his suit that Old Dominion improperly listed him as a "part-time"worker even though he regular worked 50 or 60 hours per week. Rodriguez alleged the company implemented a policy of only paying drivers overtime for shifts of 13 hours or more, which violated state labor laws.

Employed by the company from March 2010 until January 2012, Turnage' allegations, who was an Old Dominion employee from 2009 until 2011, include the claim that the company denied him duty-free meal and rest periods and required him to monitor his truck, which often contained hazardous materials, while eating, among other claims.

The motion to approve the settlement seeks provisional certification for a settlement class of at least 576 non-exempt current and former Old Dominion employees in the state of California that worked as pick-up and delivery drivers from January 7, 2009, until the date the deal receives preliminary court approval, according to court documents.

According to the terms of the settlement, an average payment of $4,232 would be made to each of the class members, after costs and deductions. Additionally, Rodriguez and Turnage would receive a total of $10,000 for their roles as lead plaintiffs, and $10,000 would be given to the California Labor and Workforce Development Agency under the Private Attorney General Act.

The case is Marco Rodriguez et al. v. Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. et al., case number 2:13-cv-00891, in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.

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Published on Sep-3-14


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Last year. No lunch repayment. After settled lawsuit.. need heed help to recove . Funds

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