Third-party delivery drivers for DHL have filed a class action lawsuit for unpaid overtime. In order to increase delivery volume, DHL has contracted smaller third-party delivery services, but DHL has failed to properly ensure that these workers get paid overtime wages. If you were denied overtime pay while driving for a delivery service company like DHL, you may be eligible to file a claim for unpaid wages against your employer.
What Does the Complaint Allege?
The DHL eCommerce program was created in order to expand the company’s delivery capacity. Under this program, DHL enlists the services of smaller delivery firms, which have their employees deliver packages on behalf of DHL. Importantly, the third-party drivers are given DHL branded trucks and uniforms.
The cases allege that many of these third-party employers have failed to adequately pay their workers for their time and that DHL is responsible for their underpaid wages. The companies allegedly violated state and federal wage and hour laws by not paying their workers their full overtime compensation and by requiring employees to work unpaid during breaks.
Are Delivery Drivers Entitled to Overtime Pay?
Under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”), workers are entitled to one-and-a-half times their usual hourly rate for all time over 40 hours a week. Many of these smaller vendors allegedly failed to meet these standards. Also, some of these companies forced their employees to work off-the-clock before and after their shifts.
While these drivers were hired by third parties, DHL had control over how these workers were compensated. DHL should have taken the necessary steps to ensure that the drivers were paid fully for all hours worked.
How Do I Join A Delivery Driver Class Action?
If you have delivered for DHL or another delivery service but have not been fully paid for your time, then you may have a claim against your employer. If you have any questions, please contact We Stop Wage Theft at 844-696-7492 (toll-free) or email us at [email protected]. You can also fill out the form on this page.
We will promptly evaluate your claim and let you know whether you are eligible to participate in a lawsuit for unpaid wages.
Do I Have to Pay Attorney’s Fees?
No. Claims for unpaid wages are typically handled on a contingent fee basis. This means that the lawyers don’t get paid fees unless they obtain a recovery for you.