CDL & Transport Driver Employment in New Jersey
For those with a commercial driver’s license (CDL) or who are transport drivers, seeking guidance from an employment lawyer in the event that a CDL or transport driver employment dispute arises is key. At The Sattiraju Law Firm, P.C., our team of experienced employment lawyers can help protect your rights in regards to the following issues:
Wage and Overtime Disputes
Wage and overtime pay for motor carriers (defined as those persons who provide motor vehicle transportation for compensation) is not the same as it is for other employees in the state of New Jersey. Under the Motor Carrier Act, motor carriers are within the authority of the Secretary of Transportation; the Fair Labor and Standards Act provides an overtime exemption for employees within the authority of the Secretary of Transportation (see: United States Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division). If you have questions about whether you are entitled to overtime pay or if you believe you are not being paid a legal wage, an attorney can advocate for you.
Employment Classification Questions
Too often, employers will incorrectly classify their truck and other drivers as independent contractors, rather than employees, to avoid paying certain benefit types. If you believe that you are an employee and are being denied employee rights based on your classification as an independent contractor, a CDL and transport driver employment lawyer will help you to prove your status, and can guide you through your rights.
Retaliation and Whistleblower Claims
When you expose any sort of information or activity about your employer that is illegal, dishonest, or in violation of labor laws, your employer is not legally permitted to retaliate against you. In the event that retaliation occurs, it is important that you seek legal recourse. Acts of retaliation that are prohibited include termination of employment, demotion, harassment, discipline, denied benefits, and more.
Meet with a New Jersey Transport Driver Employment Lawyer Today
At The Sattiraju Law Firm, P.C., our New Jersey CDL attorneys are passionate about ensuring that your rights are protected. While taking action against an employer can be a difficult thing to do, our team will advocate for your rights and make sure that you are protected along every step of the way. Request a free case consultation online or call our offices today to learn more now.