When Politics and Overtime Collide

I was just keeping up on my knowledge of how much an overtime lawsuit can simply crush a company, seeing as the Feds don’t take matters like that lightly, and I stumbled onto this interesting twist when it comes to companies and the issue of overtime. Here is a link to the original article:


Basically the California trucking companies are claiming they are being accused by some politician that companies like Pac Anchor are allegedly denying workers such things as overtime pay, required by state law. (Not that calculating overtime in CA is a huge headache in-and-of-itself, right?)

Interesting. It perhaps would be pretty cool for a trucking company like that to have a time and labor management system that could allow truckers to clock in wherever, whenever, via a cell phone and then be able to provide the great state of California with a record of such time entries—including overtime calculations—by a neutral, third party provider…That would save those trucking companies from a seemingly frivolous, politically-motivated lawsuit, wouldn’t it?

…In the words of TV’s Hill Street Blues Sergeant; “Be careful out there.”

Hope you all had a Happy Thanksgiving!

--C. Cook

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