JB Hunt Transport Drivers Ink $6.5M Misclassification Deal
Law360 (July 7, 2020, 5:38 PM EDT) — A proposed class of J.B. Hunt truck drivers on Monday asked a California federal judge for preliminary approval of a $6.5 million settlement to end a lawsuit accusing the trucking company of misclassifying drivers as independent contractors instead of employees.
The settlement would certify a class of 312 drivers who said they were required to shoulder expenses — like gasoline and truck repairs — with which an employee would not be burdened. J.B. Hunt Transport Inc. denies any wrongdoing as part of the agreement.
“The fact that these putative class members will recover, on average, over $20,000 each, with individual recoveries reaching as…