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Propane Delivery Driver Class Certified in Meal-Break Suit

Oct. 22, 2019, 3:20 PM

Delivery drivers can proceed as a class in their lawsuit alleging a propane company made them do some work-related duties during their lunch breaks, a Massachusetts federal court ruled.

Osterman Propane LLC operates 11 branches across Massachusetts. Daniel Walker and Robert Piskadlo sought to represent over 100 propane delivery drivers in a class action alleging that Osterman underpaid them for meal breaks in violation of the Massachusetts Wage Act.

The drivers claimed that Osterman didn’t pay them for meal breaks even though they weren’t fully relieved of work duties during that time, saying that they had to remain within a...

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