An Amazon delivery overtime attorney notes that local couriers are reportedly working longer hours while companies such as Amazon and other courier subcontractors are misclassifying drivers and denying them the overtime provisions provided in the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Local couriers and delivery drivers may be able to file an unpaid overtime lawsuit to recover the compensation he or she deserves.
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Drivers Reportedly Making Less Than the Minimum Wage
As expectations for two-day and next-day delivery grow each holiday season, delivery drivers and courier companies working with retailers across the U.S., including those courier companies subtracted to deliver packages and gifts locally, are expected to meet those increasing demands. According to the Los Angeles Times, delivery drivers working for Amazon, specifically those working for local courier companies affiliated with the online retailer, allege that such companies are working them beyond a reasonable point, often failing to provide breaks and overtime pay.
Lawsuits against Amazon, and local courier companies hired by Amazon, have already been filed in which plaintiffs claimed to have worked over 40 hours per week without receiving overtime compensation (time and a half). According to the LA Times report, delivery drivers in four U.S. states have sued Amazon for misclassifying them as independent contractors. Likewise, drivers claim that they often end up making less than the minimum wage due to money spent on gas every week.
How the FLSA Could Apply to Some Couriers and Delivery Drivers
An Amazon delivery overtime attorney notes that, under the FLSA, some drivers working for local courier companies may be entitled overtime pay because they do not meet the exemption requirements of the FLSA. Additionally, some employers may try to misclassify couriers as independent contractors and deny them overtime pay. In some cases, however, couriers provide long-term, integral work for retail businesses as well as a dependent relationship in which the local companies rely on the larger retailer for income, which potentially indicates employment status.
How an Amazon Delivery Overtime Attorney Can Help
Federal law, and many state laws, require employers to pay employees for overtime at a rate of not less than 1.5 times their regular rate of pay. These same laws protect underpaid workers from retaliation if they pursue a claim, and an unpaid wages lawyer can help an employee recover the compensation he or she deserves.
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