On November 5, 2015, Clarence Clark filed a class action lawsuit against Mayor Logistics, Inc. alleging that the company misclassified its truck drivers as independent contractors and failed to pay its workers appropriate wages.
The attorney for Mr. Clark, Ryan Saba of Rosen Saba, LLP, a boutique litigation firm in Beverly Hills, states:
“The blatant violations of the California Labor Code will no longer be tolerated by the truck drivers and they are due compensation for the hard work.”
Mr. Clark and the other drivers carry cargo throughout Southern California from the Los Angeles and Long Beach ports. During the four years of his employment, Mr. Clark was intentionally misclassified as an independent contractor so that Mayor Logistics could avoid paying Mr. Clark and the other drivers as employees. As independent contractors, Mr. Clark and the other drivers were also not offered the benefits owed to employees.
This is not the first time a major trucking company has tried to take advantage of its workers. The truck drivers are understandably fed up with companies like Mayor Logistics, Inc. who improperly take advantage of truck drivers for profit and gain without fully and appropriately compensating their employees. The truck drivers received payment for their work, but the company improperly withheld deductions to make the drivers pay for truck related costs, including leasing the truck from the company, fuel, registration, parking, and more. These are illegal deductions from employee wages.
Mr. Saba looks forward to bringing justice to Mr. Clark and his fellow hard-working truck drivers.
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