New Jersey Voters Stand Behind Workers and Raise Minimum Wage

On November 4th New Jersey residents voted in favor of raising the state minimum wage to $8.25 an hour. Voters overwhelmingly supported the raise, which additionally amends the state Constitution to adjust the minimum wage in tandem with the rise of inflation.

The results of the public ballot will amend Article I of the New Jersey State Constitution. The amendment begins by stating its intentions rather triumphantly:

More than 5,000 Drivers Have Joined the CR England Class Action Lawsuit

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH: The class and collective action lawsuit filed against C.R. England earlier this year is becoming a major legal battle between the company’s current and former truck drivers and the company.  As of the writing of this article, more than 5,000 C.R. England drivers have filed Consent Forms to join the C.R. England Class Action Lawsuit (as of 11/9/2013).  The collective and class action lawsuit, which was filed in the United States District Court for the District of Utah earlier this year, was certified as a collective action in September of 2013.

C.R. England Drivers win Conditional Class Certification under the FLSA

SALT LAKE CITY: On September 5, 2013, the United States District Court for the District of Utah entered an order conditionally certifying class of drivers who are or were employed by C.R. England at any point from July of 2010 through the present. The drivers contend that C.R. England violated violated the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) and paid its drivers below the federal minimum wage for all hours worked.

Truck Drivers Bring Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) Action Against Stevens Transport

DALLAS, TEXAS: Earlier this week, three over-the-road truck drivers of Stevens Transport, Inc. filed a class and collective action lawsuit asserting that the trucking company violated the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) by paying them under the federal minimum wage for all hours worked.  Swartz Swidler, LLC, an employment law firm in Cherry Hill, New Jersey (NJ) which focuses on employment law with an emphasis on wage and hour  litigation, represents the truck drivers in the action.

More than 13,000 Truck Drivers have already joined the Werner Collective Action Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) Lawsuit

The Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) collective action lawsuit filed by four truck drivers in Omaha, Nebraska against Werner Enterprises and Drivers Management, LLC, which already was one of the largest such collective action lawsuits ever certified against the trucking industry, is rapidly becoming one of the largest collective action lawsuits in the nation. (Update: as of October 2013, more than 13,000 truck drivers have filed Consent Forms with the Court).

Swartz Swidler, LLC files Class and Collective Action Lawsuit Asserting Violations of New Jersey and Federal Wage Laws (FLSA)

On May 2, 2013,  a former employee of GHM Associates of America, Inc. filed a federal lawsuit in Trenton, New Jersey (NJ) asserting violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act, (“FLSA”), the New Jersey Wage and Hour Law (“NJ WHL”), and the New Jersey Wage Payment and Collection Law (“NJ WPCL”).  The employee contends that