Earlier this week we talked, albeit briefly, about overtime. Today, we address a different kind of regulations which apply to certain industries. These (usually) federal regulations concern themselves with the maximum number of total hours worked by some employees, regardless of how they are paid.
Truck drivers come to mind. Under no circumstances may they ever drive more than 70 hours in 8 days, and even then only so often, with rest breaks included, and a slew of other restrictions imposed by the Department of Transportation. And naturally, record-keeping requirements are included, all a part of the hours-of-service regulations that make up part of trucking safety rules.
This is but one example. Hours of service requirements may trip up an unsuspecting company in a number of industries. Safety regulations can take many forms. A watchful attorney can quickly become an indispensable asset.