Washington resident, Washington CDL truck drivers may be owed back wages for unpaid rest periods under Washington State law. Under the 2015 Washington Supreme Court Case Demetrio v. Sakuma Bros. Farms, and two subsequent federal court decisions, Helde v. Knight Transportation and Mendis v. Schneider Nat’l Carriers, Washington resident, Washington CDL truck drivers who are paid on a “piece-rate”, that is, per-mile, per-load, or per-trip, must be paid hourly and separately for 10-minute rest breaks for every four hours of work at their hourly rate of pay. Truckers are entitled to rest break pay whether or not they take the rest break. In addition to back wages owed, truckers may be entitled to double damages for willful violations of the law. Claims may go back up to three years.
Washington attorney India Lin Bodien, along with in-state and out-of state co-counsel, fights to get truckers their back wages owed for rest break pay and currently represents over 2,500 Washington truck drivers in class action rest break cases all over Washington State. She provides a free and confidential consultation to truckers who want to find out if they are owed money. It only takes a few minutes. If you are a Washington Resident, Washington CDL truck driver and you are or were paid per-mile, load, or percentage of load at any time during the last 3 years, call India Lin Bodien, Attorney at Law at (253) 212-7913 today to see if you are owed money. You can learn more at www.washingtontruckdriverri