California USKO Truck Drivers: Who’s Affected?
USKO Express Inc. may have misclassified its California truck drivers as contractors when they should have been classified as employees. If you worked as a truck driver for USKO in California in the past four years, you may have a legal claim.
USKO Express is a transportation company that is based out of Rancho Cordova, California that services the continental United States and Alaska. The company hires both employee truck drivers and independent contractor truck drivers.
Workers who are classified as employees have additional protections and benefits that are not available to independent contractors.
Some UKSO truck drivers may be misclassified as independent contractors even though they should be classified as employees according to California law. As a result, they may have been underpaid and denied certain benefits.
Do You Qualify?
Did you work as a truck driver for USKO in California in the past four years?
If so, you may have been misclassified as a contractor instead of an employee. You could be eligible to join a free truck driver class action lawsuit investigation.
Fill out the form on this page for more information.
California AB5 Requires Most Truck Drivers to Be Classified as Employees
California truck driver misclassification has seen some major changes in recent years with the introduction of a significant new law. Assembly Bill 5 (AB5) went into effect in California on Jan. 1, 2020, and presumes that all workers in California are employees unless the hiring company is able to satisfy a three-prong test to show otherwise.
In order to classify workers as independent contractors, the hiring company must show that:
- Workers are free from the company’s direction and control regarding their work performance;
- Workers perform work that is outside the usual course of the company’s business; and
- Workers are customarily engaged in an independently established business, occupation, or trade that is of the same nature as the work being performed by the hiring company.
In the trucking industry, truck drivers often fail the second prong of the test. Therefore, the hiring company cannot claim an exemption from California AB5 and would need to classify truck drivers as employees instead of independent contractors.
If you worked as a truck driver for USKO Express in California in the last four years as an independent contractor, you may have been misclassified in violation of California law.
Fill out the form on this page to find out if you’re eligible to join a free USKO truck driver class action lawsuit investigation.
Misclassified USKO Truck Drivers May Be Entitled to Compensation
California labor law offers significant protections to workers, particularly when they are classified as employees. Employees are entitled to receive minimum wages for all hours worked, meal breaks, rest breaks, wage statements, and other benefits.
If a company fails to provide these benefits to employees, they may be required to reimburse the employee for unpaid wages and other penalties.
Employees whose jobs are terminated, either voluntarily or by the employer, are also entitled to receive their accrued wages within 72 hours.
If an employer fails to pay within 72 hours, they are liable for continued payment to the employee at the same rate of pay for up to 30 workdays.
USKO has allegedly failed to provide these employment benefits to its truck drivers because they are misclassified as independent contractors instead of employees as required by California law.
As a result, numerous USKO truck drivers in California may be entitled to receive unpaid wages, statutory damages, and other compensation.
Join a Free USKO Truck Drivers Class Action Lawsuit Investigation
If you worked as a USKO truck driver in California in the last four years and were classified as a contractor instead of an employee, you may be eligible to join a free class action lawsuit investigation into allegations USKO truck drivers were misclassified. By filing a USKO truck driver class action lawsuit, you could seek compensation on behalf of yourself and other truck drivers who may have been underpaid.
Filing a lawsuit can be a daunting prospect, so Top Class Actions has laid the groundwork for you by connecting you with an experienced attorney. Consulting an attorney can help you determine if you have a claim, navigate the complexities of litigation, and maximize your potential compensation.
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