Wage And Hour Class Action Challenges Policies & Practices Of Ryder Integrated Logistics & Ryder System For Their Alleged Failure To Permit Meal Breaks, Pay For Missed Meal Breaks & Pay Minimum Wage, Overtime And All Hours Worked
On January 12, 2022, a class action complaint was filed in United States District Court, Central District of California, on behalf of individuals who have worked for Ryder Integrated Logistics, Inc. (“Ryder Integrated”) and Ryder System, Inc. (“Ryder System”) as nonexempt, hourly employees, including, but not limited to, laborers, material, cargo and warehouse handlers, forklift operators, shipping and receiving clerks, clamp operators, quality auditors, storeroom attendants, trailer inspectors, warehouse coordinators, wave and inventory clerks, warehouse sanitation associates, and other employees with similar job duties, to challenge the Defendants’ alleged violations of California wage and hour laws.
The class action complaint challenges the polices and practices of Ryder Integrated and Ryder System which, allegedly, (1) failed to authorize and permit Plaintiff and the Class Members to take meal breaks to which they are entitled by law and failed to pay premium compensation for missed meal breaks; (2) failed to compensate Plaintiff and Class Members for all hours worked; (3) failed to pay Plaintiff and Class Members minimum wage for all hours worked; (4) failed to pay Plaintiff and Class Members overtime wages; (5) failed to provide Plaintiff and Class Members true and accurate itemized wage statements; and (6) failed to pay Plaintiff and Class Members all wages owed during employment and following separation from employment.
The complaint also alleges that the Defendants deny Plaintiff and Class Members a compliant 30-minute, uninterrupted meal period, in that they are routinely interrupted during meal periods and/or receive meal periods that are less than 30 minutes, in addition to not receiving premium pay for the non-compliant meal periods. Consequently, employees are, allegedly, denied compensation for all hours worked, including minimum wages, and overtime, which they are lawfully owed resulting from the additional off-the-clock work in excess of eight hours per day and 40 hours per week.
Further, the complaint alleges that after long work hours, second meal periods are denied; accurate, itemized wage statements reflecting premium payments for non-compliant meal violations are not provided; and, consequently, Plaintiff and Class Members do not receive all waged owed during employment and following separation from employment.