Amazon Delivery Drivers File Wage and Hour Class Action Lawsuit

By on October 30, 2015

Drivers for Amazon Prime Now’s two hour home delivery service filed a lawsuit against Amazon alleging that the company misclassified them as independent contractors instead of employees. According to the complaint, the four plaintiff drivers claim that Amazon controlled their schedules and other relevant aspects of their work, and were wrongly denied overtime pay, workers’ compensation and mileage reimbursements.

The complaint further asserts that drivers ” cannot reject work assignments, nor can they request that their deliveries be restricted to a particular geographic area.” The drivers also claim that they wear “Amazon Prime Now” uniforms.

Also, while drivers are compensated $11 per hour, the lawsuit argues that after gas, tolls and maintenance costs are factored in, some drivers are actually receiving less than California’s $9 state minimum wage.

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