Bimbo Bakeries Settles Drivers' FLSA Misclassification Suit

Law360, New York (March 6, 2014, 6:26 PM EST) -- A Pennsylvania federal judge on Wednesday signed off on a deal for Bimbo Bakeries USA Inc. to pay $905,000 to resolve a wage-and-hour collective action lodged by delivery drivers who claim Bimbo violated the Fair Labor Standards Act and misclassified them as independent contractors rather than employees. 

U.S. District Judge Mitchell S. Goldberg approved the deal in Wednesday and dismissed the case at the parties' request.

The settlement calls for Bimbo Bakeries to shell out a total of $905,000 to resolve the matter. Those funds cover payments of $900 to each current driver and $450 to each former driver, as well...

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