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Aug 15

Employment Law Current Cases

Rich vs. Roadrunner Intermodal Services

This is a class action lawsuit for wage and labor violations involving a port trucking company that allegedly misclassified its truck drivers as contractors, thereby cheating them on wages. The lawsuit accuses Roadrunner of failing to pay its trucker drivers minimum wage, not paying for sick days, vacation, holidays, providing meals or rest breaks and refusing to reimburse business expenses. Nicholas E. Rich represented the class, which consists of dozens of truckers who work as independent contractors for Roadrunner. This lawsuit is one of several other trucker misclassification cases the firm is litigating that exposes the unfair labor practices that run rampant in the trucking industry.

Peters v. Sonic Automotive Inc. dba Beverly Hills BMW, et al.

This case involves Service Advisors employed at various defendant owned and operated dealership and collision repair centers throughout the State of California. This class action is brought against Sonic Automotive for its unlawful policy and practice of not paying its Service Advisors proper overtime compensation, and for not providing for meal and rest periods, in violation of California Industrial Welfare Commission Orders 4-2000 and 4-2001 (as contained in the California Code of Regulations (8 Cal. Code Regs. Section 11170)), as well as California Labor Code sections 200, 223, 226.7, 500, 510, 512(a), 515, 1194, and 1198, and for violation of the California Business and Professions Code, sections 17200 et seq. Sonic Automotive Inc.’s alleged unlawful policy and practice has resulted in unpaid overtime and unpaid meal and rest periods to Plaintiff and the class.
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