A federal judge in Florida has conditionally approved collective action treatment for a group of UPS driver contractors who claim they should be treated like employees and paid overtime and minimum wage. The Plaintiffs said that they are unable to work for other companies because of restrictions placed on them by UPS. As such, the Plaintiffs allege that UPS wrongfully treats its drivers as independent contractors when they are more like employees, and uses the contractor status to deny them overtime and minimum wage.
The court found that Plaintiffs had offered sufficient proof that other similarly situated Plaintiffs exist and are interested in joining this action. The court ordered UPS to provide Plaintiffs’ counsel with the names and addresses of drivers nationwide so they can be notified of the suit.
Source: Law 360
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