Bus

BYD's sub-minimum wage charges dropped

Posted on January 30, 2014

The California Department of Labor Standards and Enforcement confirmed that the sub-minimum wage charges made against all-electric bus manufacturer BYD in October has been withdrawn.

“BYD produced substantial documents to the commissioner's office proving that BYD paid these professionals the equivalent of above the state minimum wage of $8 hour,” said Lanny J. Davis, attorney for BYD. “BYD documents prove that these professionals were in fact paid $12-$16 / hour. Therefore, the Commissioner's office has agreed to dismiss the minimum wage assessment based on the alleged under-minimum-wage payments. All five of these professionals were no longer working for BYD in California by the end of 2013.”

The Commissioner did still take issue with the fact that BYD paid the five employees in question in their home currency instead of U.S. dollars, with the company agreeing to pay the $1,900 fine for the alleged error.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

NJ TRANSIT awards New Flyer $65M contract for new artic buses

This purchase is a “one for one’’ replacement of NJ TRANSIT’s aging articulated bus fleet as it reaches the end of its expected service life.

METRO opens Call for Papers for BusCon 2019

The show returns to the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis Sept. 23 to 25.

Proterra names Walsh sr. VP of sales

Most recently, Walsh was president/COO of Davey Coach Sales Inc.

MBTA expands Boston’s electric hybrid footprint with New Flyer buses

Since 2002, New Flyer has delivered over 750 buses to MBTA, including diesel-electric hybrids and CNG buses.

MCI kicks off its biggest product, service year at UMA Expo

The schedule includes a smaller coach, accessibility, and battery-electric propulsion options.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation