DHL Gets FLSA Class Action Claims Tossed

Law360, New York (March 8, 2012, 4:52 PM EST) -- DHL Express (USA) Inc. has escaped a class action accusing the company of failing to pay delivery drivers overtime, after an Alabama federal judge ruled Wednesday that DHL was not their direct employer.

U.S. District Judge Abdul K. Kallon’s order, granting summary judgment to DHL in the Fair Labor Standards Act suit, holds that now-defunct DHL contractor Wood Air-Freight Inc. is exclusively responsible for the workers’ claims as their direct employer, ruling that the plaintiffs failed a test to prove they were economically dependent on DHL....
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