AALRR Defeats Class Certification Of Wage and Hour Claims Asserted Against OCTA


Over the past several years, transit agencies throughout California have increasingly been hit with wage and hour class action lawsuits filed on behalf of transit operators.  These class actions often allege that a transit agency’s route scheduling software does not fully account for all of the time that the operators are required to work in order to complete their routes.  Even though the amount of alleged unpaid time can be fairly nominal for an individual operator, in the aggregate these claims present financial exposure in the millions of dollars if the case is certified as a class action.  Several of these actions against transit agencies in California have recently been certified as class actions.

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