Class Certification Defeated on Meal and Rest Break Claims By Employees of Transportation Company

A large transportation company faced a class action lawsuit by drivers claiming that they were not provided with adequate meal and rest breaks, in addition to various other wage and hour claims. The employer’s opposition to class certification was supported by over 100 declarations of current and former drivers demonstrating that the drivers regularly took meal and rest breaks that were made available to them consistent with company policy. Oral advocacy and extensive briefing informing the court of developing areas of meal and rest break law resulted in the court’s denial of class certification of plaintiff’s meal and rest breaks, eliminating millions of dollars of liability for the employer. 


Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles


Timothy M. Freudenberger
Garrett V. Jensen
Amy S. Williams

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