Update: July 2022 – Status Update
We continue to attempt to move forward with the case, and thought you should know its status.
Various members have filed for arbitration. Others have not. We are trying to reach a settlement to the greatest benefit of the class members, and to that end have mediated the case three times already.
If you feel you are a class member and have not yet been contacted in relation to this case, please feel free to call us at either 626-795-0205 or 818-547-5200. Or you can write me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Whatever you’re doing now, we wish you and your family well.
Update: January, 2019 – They’re Still Stalling, but We’re Still Getting Closer to Justice
We represent over 30 individual employees of Arcadia Transit (hereafter, sometimes called “A-T”) and/or Supershuttle International ( “S-I”) for Unpaid Wages. Do you really think they’ll want to arbitrate ALL OF THEM? No they won’t.
They’re just stalling. What happens if more of you decide you want to sue A-T and/or S-I? That would mean even more cases they’d have to claim they want to arbitrate – which they wouldn’t.
Here’s what we can show.
Arcadia Transit and SuperShuttle International claimed its drivers were independent contractors. But according to California Law, everything that these drivers had to do as drivers establish they should have been called employees.
What happens when an employees aren’t treated like employees? They’re owed for any overtime due. They’re owed for any taxes not taken out, and any other benefits to which they would have been entitled. They’re owed for a LOT OF EXPENSES. Think about it. The risk A-T and S-I have run is enormous.
So they can stall. They can delay. They can put off for as long as they can. But our drivers will have their day of justice. Do you drive for Arcadia Transit or Supershuttle International? Why haven’t you called us? Aren’t you tired of paying all that money day-in, day-out and getting paid so little?
Call 626-795-0205 or email us at Tom@Falveylaw.com.
We look forward to hearing from and helping you soon.
Case Filed: Plaintiff’s Allegations
A proposed class-action lawsuit has been filed by our offices against Defendants (the companies being sued) Arcadia Transit, Inc. and SuperShuttle International, Inc. for several kinds of claims for unpaid wages.
This case is for those people who worked as Shuttle Drivers – called Independent Contractors – for Defendants in California since December, 2013. The case is entitled Hovanesian, et al v Arcadia Transit, etc., as Superior Court Case Number BC 687627 (a copy of the Complaint – the lawsuit – is attached here).
In this lawsuit, filed on behalf of themselves and those people who worked at the same job, the Plaintiffs claim that Arcadia Transit and Supershuttle International did not pay these workers as California requires, by claiming that the people driving for those two companies were not employees, but misclassified them as independent contractors. If successful, a class action allows all those workers to receive back wages that are owed to them.
The court has not yet ruled on any of Plaintiffs’ allegations or determined whether the case is appropriate for class action status.
If you drove for Arcadia Transit and/or Supershuttle International in the State of California since December, 2013, we would like to speak with you. Please contact us by either calling our office at 626-795-0205 or 818-547-5200, by mailing us at 550 North Brand Blvd., Suite 1500, Glendale, California 91203, or by emailing us at email@example.com.
If you are or were such a driver you can help us in this case. Maybe you have some documents relating to your work there, such as copies of checks or schedules or even copies of checks. Maybe you can send us pictures of shirts or nametags.
If you have anything you signed, pictures of vehicles you drove, payments you made for leasing vehicles, manuals, emails, letters, timesheets, schedules, instructions or anything else, it might help us and others to see them.
Thanks for any help you can provide. Your call might go a long way toward helping all these Drivers who were not provided the rights they should have gotten as employees.
We hope to hear from you soon.