Berger & Montague is currently investigating the pay
practices of school transportation companies across the country.
There are companies who are not paying school bus drivers for their
pre- and post-shift work, which violates federal labor law.
According to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), school 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.
School 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
- Waiting for students to be released from school
- Being delayed due to bad weather or traffic
- Disciplining students
- Collecting and punching passenger transfers
- Checking bulletin boards for detours and daily operating
If you're a school 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