Berger & Montague is currently investigating the pay
practices of public transportation companies across the country.
There are companies who are not paying public bus drivers for their
pre- and post-shift work, which violates federal labor law.
In August 2015, the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation
Authority (SEPTA) paid $13 million to settle a lawsuit that claimed
they did not pay their drivers for pre-shift work. Similar lawsuits
can be filed on behalf of public bus drivers throughout the rest of
According to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), bus drivers
who work more than 40 hours a week and do not travel interstate are
entitled to overtime pay. However, under the Motor Carrier Act
(MCA), employers are not required to pay overtime to bus drivers
who travel interstate.
Public bus drivers who are covered under the FLSA should be paid
for any time they're working, including "off-the-clock" work. Some
examples of "off-the-clock" work include:
- Conducting safety inspections
- Warming up the buses in cold weather
- Checking in with the dispatcher
- Completing and turning in paperwork
- Being delayed due to bad weather or traffic
- Collecting and punching passenger transfers
- Checking bulletin boards for detours and daily operating
If you're a public bus driver who suspects you're not receiving
proper payment, get in touch with us today. If your employer isn't
paying for your pre- and post-shift work, you may be able to file a
lawsuit for your unpaid wages.
Do I have to pay
any fees to the attorney?
Berger & Montague's class action cases are typically
litigated on a contingent fee basis, so plaintiffs and the class do
not pay attorneys' fees or court costs unless there is a