|KNOW YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS
FULL PAY FOR A FULL DAY
UPS goals and deadlines do not exempt the
company from state law. California law requires employers to
offer non-exempt employees adequate meal and rest periods for
all types of workers. The law also forbids paycheck deductions
for time actually worked. The California Industrial Welfare
Commission is responsible for regulating the wages, hours and
working conditions in the transportation industry. Its orders
are the law that UPS must follow.
1. UPS MUST PROVIDE A 30-MINUTE MEAL
PERIOD FOR ANY SHIFT OVER 6 HOURS
The law provides
that UPS must compensate you with one hour of pay at your
regular rate for each workday that a meal period was not
The lawsuit contends that many drivers were
forced to forego meal periods due to the strict demands placed
on them by management and the fear of discipline should
management goals be missed.
2. UPS MUST PROVIDE A SECOND 30-MINUTE MEAL PERIOD FOR
ANY SHIFT OVER 10 HOURS
The law provides that UPS
must compensate you with one hour of pay at your regular rate
for each workday that a meal period was not provided, unless
waived by mutual agreement.
3. UPS MUST PROVIDE A 10-MINUTE REST PERIOD FOR EVERY 4
HOURS OF WORK
The law also provides that UPS must
compensate you with one hour of pay at your regular rate for
each workday that a 10-minute rest period was not provided.
Many drivers have complained that they were
unable to take their ten-minute rest period due to pressure to
finish their routes within company deadlines.
4. UPS IS PROHIBITED FROM DEDUCTING PAY FOR HOURS
You are also entitled to wages you
would have earned for the hours illegally deducted from your
The lawsuit contends that due to heavy
demand many drivers have worked through the day without a
chance to even have a meal break, only to find out later that
the company deducted time from their paychecks for the meal
period they never had.
If you have experienced these, or other
YOU MAY BE ENTITLED TO BACK PAY
As UPS drivers you are the key to the success and
profitability of U.P.S - - without your dedication and
efficiency the company would not be able to follow through
with and back its guarantee of timely delivery of packages.
Your success is UPS success. The price of success is fair pay
and honest business practices. If you were ever unable to
actually take a true meal break (relieved of all duties)
because management demanded that you complete your Next Day
Air deliveries and pick-ups, UPS may owe you back wages.
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