Brink’s Unpaid Wages: The Downside to Being “On” at All Times

Olympia, WA: It was about 18 months ago that Brink’s Incorporated (Brink’s), the renowned armored car company, was hit with a proposed class-action lawsuit alleging non-payment of overtime wages, together with a failure to provide the legally required uninterrupted meal period as guaranteed by California law. The Armored Car Drivers Unpaid Overtime lawsuit, filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court in November 2014, appears to demonstrate a classic disconnect between the employment laws of the state, and a job culture that suggests employees must be diligent in their duties and “on,” as it were, at all times due to the value of the financial cargo contained in the rolling vault on wheels.




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