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Blumenthal Nordrehaug Bhowmik De Blouw LLP Files Class Action Complaint Against D & M Carriers, LLC Alleging Misclassification As Independent Contractors

The company is the target of a proposed class action Complaint filed by their California employees who allege the company failed to properly classify their truck drivers as employees

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., Jan. 19, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The Riverside labor law attorneys at Blumenthal Nordrehaug Bhowmik De Blouw LLP filed a class action lawsuit against D & M Carriers, LLC alleging that the company failed to properly classify their truck drivers as employees. The D & M Carriers, LLC lawsuit, Case No. CIVDS1935995, is currently pending in the San Bernardino County Superior Court for the State of California. A copy of the complaint can be accessed by clicking here.

According to the class action complaint's allegations, the company's truck drivers were allegedly unable to take off duty meal breaks due to their rigorous work schedules. California labor laws require an employer to provide an employee required to perform work for more than five (5) hours during a shift with, a thirty (30) minute uninterrupted meal break prior to the end of the employee's fifth (5th) hour of work and a second uninterrupted meal break when employees are required to work ten (10) hours. The complaint alleges that the company did not provide their employees who forfeited meal breaks additional compensation under the law.

The class action complaint also alleges DEFENDANT as a matter of corporate policy, practice and procedure, intentionally, knowingly and systematically failed to reimburse and indemnify the PLAINTIFFS and the other CALIFORNIA CLASS Members for required business expenses incurred by the PLAINTIFFS and other CALIFORNIA CLASS Members in direct consequence of discharging their duties on behalf of DEFENDANT. Under California Labor Code Section 2802, employers are required to indemnify employees for all expenses incurred in the course and scope of their employment.

If you think your company is violating the California Labor Code and would like to know if you qualify to make a claim, please contact attorney Nicholas J. De Blouw today by calling (800) 568-8020.

Blumenthal Nordrehaug Bhowmik De Blouw LLP is an employment law firm with offices located in San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sacramento, Riverside, and Chicago that dedicates its practice to helping employees, investors and consumers fight back against unfair business practices, including violations of the California Labor Code and Fair Labor Standards Act.


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