Overview

We are actively investigating Waste Disposal Companies that make automatic deductions to workers wages for lunches, even when the workers do not take lunch. We are also investigating Waste Disposal Companies that pay a day rate or piece rate and no overtime.

These companies are currently under investigation.

Meridian Waste

 

What are these Investigations about?

Waste Disposal Companies generally use automatic time clock deductions for their drivers who are unable to clock out for lunches while on their route. Oftentimes, Waste Disposal Drivers are not allowed to stop and take a full uninterrupted thirty-minute lunch break. If a Driver is not allowed to stop and eat or has to eat while driving then the company is not allowed to make the lunch period deduction.

Several companies also do not pay their Drivers overtime. Waste Disposal Drivers are almost always non-exempt workers and must be paid overtime. Even if you are paid a day rate or a piece rate, if you drive a waste disposal truck you generally must be paid overtime.

Who is eligible for these Investigations?

Anyone who worked as a Waste Disposal Driver and was not paid overtime or who had time deducted from their pay for a lunch break they were unable to take may join our active investigations. We have multiple investigations into several different companies. If you worked as a Waste Disposal Driver and you were not paid overtime or you had automatic deductions to your pay fill out this form so we can investigate for you.

If you would like to join an active investigation please click on the company name below.

Meridian Waste

Can I be fired for joining or starting an investigation?

The law prohibits Employers, or their agents, from firing, harassing, discriminating, or retaliating against an employee for taking part in an investigation or a case for back wages. Your information will not be discussed with any individual or company outside our office during the investigation.

Will this cost me anything?

You will not pay anything to join an investigation. If an investigation becomes an active case it will be handled on a contingency fee basis. Our firm will only be paid if we win the case and recover your back wages. Our payment will come out of the recovery amount.

What happens once an Investigation concludes?

We will contact everyone once a company-specific investigation concludes and inform them of our findings. If we believe a wage violation has occurred we will move to file a case on behalf of everyone who is eligible for recovery and joined the investigation by signing a consent form.