Bus Driver? Class Action Investigation into Violations of Wage and Employment Rights

May 30, 2019 – Our law firm is investigating school and public transportation bus companies for potential wage and hour violations, including, but not limited to, a failure to pay overtime wages to bus drivers for pre- or post-shift work.

What are my wage and hour rights?

Federal and state Fair Labor Standards Acts (FLSA) require employers to pay employees for all hours of work performed. This includes “off-the-clock” work performed before the start of or after the end of an employee’s shift. Some examples of this “off-the-clock” work include:

  • Warming the bus in cold weather or cooling it in hot weather
  • Delaying work due to bad whether
  • Performing safety checks
  • Completing and submitting paperwork
  • Waiting for students to be released from classes

Am I protected from retaliation for asserting my rights?

Yes. Federal and state FLSAs prohibit employers from retaliating against employees who assert their wage and hour rights.

What should I do if I believe my wage and hour rights are being violated?

If you are a school or public transportation bus driver and believe your employer is not paying you for all hours worked, our employment attorneys want to hear from you. Baillon Thome Jozwiak & Wanta LLP is committed to protecting the rights of all employees who have experienced unlawful workplace discrimination, retaliation, harassment and violations of federal and state employment laws. Contact us for a free consultation to discuss your wage and hour rights.