False advertising on a sliding scale?

Discussion in 'Trucker Legal Advice' started by 1040wsxbl, Aug 3, 2022.

  1. 1040wsxbl

    1040wsxbl Bobtail Member

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    The company I'm working for says they have a sliding scale for pay and I'm supposed to get 60cpm for any load over 300 miles and 50 cents for anything over 600 but upon completing loads that were under 600 miles, I would expect to recieve my 60cpm but on the settlement it says I was paid 55 cents for all miles. Is this company stealing from me? Do I have a right to complain? I don't remember signing any paperwork that gave them the right to deduct from my rate of pay.

    Should I get a lawyer? Should I collect more evidence? I'm afraid to say anything right now with fears of causing them to try and lie and say there was some kind of mistake. But I honestly feel like they are stealing from me and otherwise running a giant scam.
     
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  3. Judge

    Judge Road Train Member

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    So they split the middle.

    Go ahead and sue, they don’t keep lawyers on retainer.
     
  4. bad-luck

    bad-luck Road Train Member

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    Did you get the pay scale in writing? If you did contact the payroll department. If a recruiter told you this, they most likely were blowing smoke up your rear end and you are SOL.
     
  5. bryan21384

    bryan21384 Road Train Member

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    They can't steal what you never really had. They met you in the middle. Let it ride man....it ain't that big of a deal. You're getting paid the same all miles which is better anyway. It's silly to egin litigation for something like that. You'll spend way more trying to recoup them few pennies. Not the hill to die on.
     
  6. 1040wsxbl

    1040wsxbl Bobtail Member

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    There was a sheet that they gave me the first day that I signed (took a picture but didn't save it) and i remembered what the scale was. The recruiter did indeed blow alot of smoke and it all made sense when it was too late to turn back.
     
  7. bad-luck

    bad-luck Road Train Member

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    Can't hurt to contact HR, they should have copies of everything.
     
  8. flood

    flood Road Train Member

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    Most companies count loaded AND empty together TOTAL miles
    Others pay empty and loaded at different rates..
     
  9. Terlingua

    Terlingua Medium Load Member

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    I didn’t see that you confirmed in your other thread whether you are being paid as a 1099, where no taxes are taken out of your check, but it sure sounds like it. If you are, then they can do pretty much whatever they want with your pay and you have little recourse unless you have a signed contract that says otherwise.
     
  10. Crude Truckin'

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    Is this the chicken poop 1099 job that fixed your logs in the other thread? If so, good luck.
     
  11. 1040wsxbl

    1040wsxbl Bobtail Member

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    No taxes are being taken out but I remember signing a w2 not a 1099.
     
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