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Schneider Logistics Settles Lawsuit for $21 Million

May 16, 2014

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The logistics operation of trucking industry giant Schneider has agreed to pay $21 million to settle a class action lawsuit filed that includes as many 1,800 employees over alleged wage and hour violations, according to published reports.

The case was originally filed in 2011 by six workers at a Southern California warehouse complex operated by Schneider Logistics where they loaded and unloaded freight exclusively for Walmart stores.

According to the law firm representing the plaintiffs, Taber & Voorhees, Pasadena, Calif., the workers claimed over a period of more than a decade they were not paid minimum wage and overtime or time they were required to be physically present at the warehouses while waiting for work to be assigned to them.

It also alleged they were illegally paid using "piece rate" plan that did not compensate them fully for all of the work they performed. According to a story in the Los Angeles Times one worker said he earned no more than $100 to $150 per week at times, far below the minimum wage.

Charges also included not getting meal and rest breaks, as required by law, and retaliation against employees who questioned their pay or complained about what they thought were illegal work practices.

According to published reports Schneider will pay the entire settlement without admitting to any wrongdoing or any contribution from Walmart, who was later added to the lawsuit.

The settlement faces approval by a federal judge, which is expected to be granted later this year.

This follows a settlement that was approved earlier this month in a separate case in which Schneider Logistics agreed late last year to pay $4.7 million in class action over similar allegations and at the same warehouse complex.

Read more about it from the Los Angeles Times.  

Comments

  1. 1. haller [ May 19, 2014 @ 07:15AM ]

    Schneider got caught working their employees too hard and cheating them out of money, I just don't believe a trucking company would do such a thing like that, would you. 21 million $ settlement, way to go Schneider... You got to love management,,, lying, cheating thieving Nazi criminals. I'm not sure who are the lowest scum bags, trucking company management or freight brokers..... what do you think.....

  2. 2. Kim [ May 19, 2014 @ 06:26PM ]

    I worked for schneider for a year, they were awful, I never got a settlement? I worked for them in 2011.

  3. 3. John [ May 19, 2014 @ 07:47PM ]

    Wow, Kim! You worked for them for a year, without a settlement? You're not much of a bookkeeper, if it took you a whole year to figure out you weren't getting paid!. I find your comment to be unbelievable, unless you got into trucking with more money than you knew what to do with.
    On the other hand, I can see where Schneider would try to get away with ripping off their own employees, just to make their profits seem bigger.

 

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