Baking Company Delivery Drivers Entitled To Overtime Pay
The US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit ruled last week that delivery drivers for a baking company are exempt employees and entitled to overtime pay.
The bakery drivers were not paid overtime pay for all hours worked in excess of forty in a work week. Generally carriers are exempt from the federal overtime law, the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”), but there are certain classes of drivers who are entitled to overtime. In this case, the delivery drivers were protected and thus entitled to overtime, because they operated a vehicle weighing 10,000 pounds or less.
If you are a delivery driver and operate a delivery truck weighing 10,000 pounds or less, you may be entitled to unpaid overtime compensation. For a free consultation, please contact Massachusetts Employment Lawyers.