Court of Appeal Decision Indicates MOU Language Providing for On-Duty Meal Periods for Commercial Drivers May Protect Against Penalties for Interrupted Lunch

Court of Appeal Decision Indicates MOU Language Providing for On-Duty Meal Periods for Commercial Drivers May Protect Against Penalties for Interrupted Lunch

A recent decision of the California Court of Appeal clarifies that agencies that employ commercial drivers, such as bus drivers, paratransit bus drivers and sanitation truck drivers can protect themselves from meal time penalties by providing for meal periods in their collective bargaining agreements – even if these are “on duty” meal periods.