On July the 9th, a federal appeals court ruled that motor carriers are not exempt from the California Meal and Rest Break Law.
According to the law all truck drivers form the state need to have at least one 30-minute meal break every five working hours, which has to be paid by their employer.
The court said that the meal and rest break law will add costs for motor carriers, adding that the law does not set prices, prohibit or control routes or tell truck drivers what service they may and may not provide. The law is there for safety reasons.
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