Calif. Truckers Awarded $2.2 Million in Labor Misclassification Lawsuit


A California logistics company must pay $2.2 million to several short-haul truck drivers it misclassified as independent contractors.

According to, the California state labor board ruled last month that by labeling the drivers as contractors, Pacer Cartage, Inc. was able to avoid paying the workers for things like time spent waiting at the port to pick up a load and reimbursements for job expenses.

Often, trucking companies try to skirt around overtime payments by classifying employees in various fashions, like as independent contractors. However, wage and overtime laws exist to ensure that employees are given fair and just compensation for the work they perform.

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