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Can a truck driver file an unpaid overtime lawsuit for more than 40 hours a week?

Yes, a truck driver may be able to file an unpaid overtime lawsuit for working more than 40 hours in a single workweek. According to the Fair Labor Standards Act, truck drivers may be eligible for time and half (1.5 times) your hourly pay or salary. However, there are some exceptions and not every truck driver may be entitled to overtime benefits.

If you are employed by a motor carrier or motor private carrier, as defined in 49 U.S.C. Section 13102 of the Motor Carrier Act then you may be exempt to overtime pay.

Every case is different that is why it is important that if you are a truck driver working more than 40 hours a week and not getting paid that you consult an experienced and qualified overtime lawsuit attorney to discuss your case.  Your employer may be violating the law and you may be entitled to recover your back wages.  Back wages may be collected for up to two years. For more information about filing your unpaid overtime truck driver claim and determining if you are entitled to wages, call our law firm today at (855) 794-2795.

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