Pony Express Driver Gets Conditional Cert. In FLSA Suit

Law360, New York (May 20, 2010, 5:47 PM EDT) -- An American Pony Express Inc. taxicab driver has won his bid for conditional certification of a collective action accusing the company of misclassifying its airport drivers as independent contractors and failing to pay them proper wages under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Judge James A. Teilborg of the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona on Monday granted the plaintiff's request to preliminarily certify a class of current and former drivers who leased taxis from APE from October 2006 to the present for the purpose...
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