Meal Period Exemption???

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Pkgrunner, Jan 2, 2011.

  1. Pkgrunner

    Pkgrunner Service Provider

    Beginning this year, Feeder and Package Drivers in California will be exempt from the Ca state law regarding meal periods?

    The diad prompts will be removed and there will be no more meal period monitoring(and I would assume discipline)?

    Drivers will still be responsible for following their Local Bargaining Agreement rules?

    I wonder if this new law will be misinterpreted or abused.
  2. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Dark Prince of Double Standards Staff Member

    By whom?
  3. UPSGUY72

    UPSGUY72 Well-Known Member

    Here in MA your are required to input your lunch into your DIAD whether you take it or not is up to you. This is becasue state law requires employers to give atleast a 30 minute lunch paid or not. We have to imput are lunch unto the DIAD so there is proof that we took a lunch. If we don't enter the info into are DIAD then the records are say we didn't get a lunch even if we took one. If the state did a audit UPS would get into trouble for not following the labor laws.

    I would think that you would still have to enter your lunch in your DIAD whether or not your took it. Otherwise a driver could say that he isn't allowed to take a lunch break.
  4. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    If you enter a lunch but do not take it, I think you should be fired for dishonesty. MHO
  5. Pkgrunner

    Pkgrunner Service Provider

    Misguided individuals but no-one in particular.
    It was on the UPSer site but seems rather vague---a lot of room for a gray area and personal interpretation
  6. rod

    rod retired and happy

    Do you even need to ask?:happy2:
    Lasted edited by : Jan 2, 2011
  7. Pkgrunner

    Pkgrunner Service Provider

    Previously, we had to start our meal period between the 4th and 6th hour -- no exception. We had to take our full meal period--in So Cal it was 30min per the local, in Nor Cal I believe it was 1 hr.
    If we punched in our lunch outside those boundaries or skipped it altogether we faced progressive discipline.
  8. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Dark Prince of Double Standards Staff Member

    I resent people telling me what I should do on my personal time.
    I should be able to do whatever I want to on my lunch period ... my opinion is that you and the Teamsters and the government are fascists for trying to tell me what I do on my own time. :wink2:
  9. Pkgrunner

    Pkgrunner Service Provider

    I agree, but that defense didn't seem to work out too well for Klein or The UK Guy:wink2:
  10. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    I agree with you.

    I think you should be allowed to deliver packages on your personal long as you are compensated for that time at the contractually agreed upon hourly rate.:wink2:
  11. brownman15

    brownman15 New Member

    you can also be fined $1500 from D.O.T
  12. brownman15

    brownman15 New Member

    it is a violation of D.O.T hours of service to work on your lunch or time
  13. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Dark Prince of Double Standards Staff Member

    Especially the government!

    I wonder how they define work ... if you take lunch at your house (on area) and mow the grass - is that work?

    What if the driver has a side business and makes phone calls during his/her lunch?
  14. Pkgrunner

    Pkgrunner Service Provider

    What if I want to go pick up some furniture or plants on my lunch and drop them off at my house....I would deduct the additional miles and add a couple gallons of fuel to the truck of course....:wink2:
  15. UPSGUY72

    UPSGUY72 Well-Known Member

    That's is call lying and stealing.
  16. Brownsfan

    Brownsfan Active Member

    Where can I find the actual law? I want to read it.
  17. mcl

    mcl New Member

    Lunch is not a paid time.... so if you do deliver on our lunch you will not be getting paid for it.....I hope they just change the hour lunch here...way too long....
  18. TheDick

    TheDick Member

    For about 5 minutes they told us to take an hour. This is after getting used to the 30minute lunch, but the union told us the hour thing was bull dooky.
    I heard the same that the union and UPS agreed to new lunch rules, just havent seen them in writing.
    I need a new copy of the contract.
  19. anonymous6

    anonymous6 Guest

  20. Pkgrunner

    Pkgrunner Service Provider

    Its on UPSers in MYworkplace under local PCMs