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Judge rules drivers should be paid minimum wage for all hours worked - including sleeper berth time

  • 1.  Judge rules drivers should be paid minimum wage for all hours worked - including sleeper berth time

    Posted 12-10-2018 09:46
    In a recent decision, a federal judge in Arkansas has said that drivers should be paid at least minimum wage for time spent off-duty and in their sleeper berths. The ruling doesn't institute any new requirements for carriers, but it could open the door to lawsuits brought by drivers.

    The decision also doesn't stipulate that drivers should necessarily be paid directly for sleeper berth time, but according to this ruling, sleeper berth time is compensable under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FSLA).


    Is this affecting our fellow colleagues from the US and how likely is to have it enforced across the country?

    https://www.overdriveonline.com/judge-rules-drivers-should-be-paid-minimum-wage-for-all-hours-worked-including-sleeper-berth-time/

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