Court Certifies San Francisco Bus Driver Suit

On May 2, 2014, Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California certified a class of bus and train drivers, who claim that the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (MUNI) failed to pay them for working overtime for hours spent on workplace tasks including attending meetings and filling out vehicle inspection paperwork.

The group of 2,000+ MUNI drivers are claiming that they are being paid only for time spent driving, and not the time spent during transportation delays, track and bus maintenance, and time spent driving to and from scheduled bus and train routes, and are suing the municipal transportation agency for back wages.

California law requires that all non-exempt employees over the age of 18 must be paid by employers for all time worked.  Workers must be paid overtime for additional hours over a 40-hour work week. Where non-exempt employees are required to work more than 8 hours in a day, or work more than 6 days in a week, they must be paid 1.5 times the employee’s normal wage for those additional hours.  Where employees work more than 12 hours in a single workday, or more than 8 hours on a 7-day workweek, they must be compensated at double their regular rate of pay.

If your California business employs hourly and non-exempt workers, and needs advice on employee wages, overtime, and other labor and employment matters, or you are an hourly or non-exempt worker and have not been paid for overtime hours worked, you can turn to Gray & Associates. Attorney Nancy Gray represents California businesses and individuals in all aspects of labor and employment law, including resolving wage and hour disputes, developing policies and best practices for human resources, and addressing potential labor and employment claims.  Put a committed, knowledgeable labor and employment attorney to work for your business today.   Call Attorney Gray at (310) 452-1211 or visit Gray & Associates onlinefor a free consultation.


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