4 Tips For Steering Clear Of FLSA Delivery Worker Suits

Law360, New York (February 18, 2014, 2:15 PM EST) -- More and more restaurants are being hit with proposed class actions filed by delivery workers who claim their employers are underpaying them and failing to reimburse delivery gear costs, attorneys say.

Delivery worker suits bringing Fair Labor Standards Act claims over unpaid overtime, wrongful tipped-worker classifications and failure to reimburse for out-of-pocket costs have become a popular litigation trend, and can result in some hefty settlements, according to experts.

“Right now, in New York, there is a focus on the delivery area,” said Carolyn Richmond, co-chairwoman...
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