California Bus Drivers Exempt from Mandatory Rest and Meal Breaks

Nov 23, 2022
Trucking Safety


As a leading law firm in the field of law and government, the Law Office of Stanley E. Robison, Jr strives to provide comprehensive legal assistance to individuals and organizations in California. One area of our expertise involves the exemption of California bus drivers from mandatory rest and meal breaks.

Understanding the Exemption

In California, it is generally a requirement for employers to provide their workers with rest and meal breaks to ensure their well-being and mitigate the risks associated with long work hours. However, there are specific exemptions applicable to different categories of employees, including bus drivers.

The exemption applicable to bus drivers is governed by the Industrial Welfare Commission (IWC) Order No. 9-2001. This order provides an exemption for bus drivers who are covered by a valid collective bargaining agreement that addresses meal and rest periods.

Collective Bargaining Agreements

Under the exemption, California bus drivers who are part of a collective bargaining agreement negotiated between their employer and a recognized labor union are entitled to different rest and meal break provisions. These provisions are specifically tailored to the unique requirements and circumstances of the transportation industry.

Special Considerations

Bus drivers covered by this exemption may still enjoy some rest and meal breaks, but the duration and timing may differ from the standard requirements for other employees. These agreements are meticulously negotiated to ensure that the transportation needs of the public are adequately met.

Your Legal Rights and Options

At the Law Office of Stanley E. Robison, Jr, we understand that our clients seek clarity on their rights and options as provided by the law. If you are a California bus driver and have questions or concerns regarding your exemption from mandatory rest and meal breaks, our experienced team is here to help.

Legal Consultation

We offer personalized legal consultations to discuss your specific circumstances and provide you with expert guidance. Our team will review the details of your employment, collective bargaining agreement, and any relevant documentation to help you understand your rights and obligations.

Legal Representation

If you believe that your rights have been violated or that your employer is not fulfilling their obligations under the exemption, our skilled attorneys are ready to represent your interests. We will diligently work to protect your rights and ensure you receive fair treatment.

Contact Us Today

For any legal inquiries or to schedule a consultation, please contact the Law Office of Stanley E. Robison, Jr. We are dedicated to providing our clients with exceptional legal services and protecting their rights in matters related to the exemption of California bus drivers from mandatory rest and meal breaks.

Disclaimer: This webpage is for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. Please consult with a qualified attorney for legal advice regarding your specific situation.

Joynul Hoque
That's a controversial move. While I understand the need for efficiency in the transportation industry, it's important to prioritize the health and well-being of bus drivers. Rest and meal breaks ensure their safety and help prevent fatigue-related accidents. I hope the exemption doesn't compromise the safety of both the drivers and the passengers they transport. What are your thoughts on this?
Nov 12, 2023
Deborah Rodriguez
Interesting development.
Nov 8, 2023