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by Jeff Rasansky - June 1, 2015
Jeff Rasansky
Jeff Rasansky, managing partner of Rasansky Law Firm, is an aggressive Dallas personal injury lawyer with 25 years of legal experience.

If you’re a delivery driver, and your employer is refusing to follow federal overtime pay laws, call 1-800-ATTORNEY.

Delivery drivers are hard-working individuals who are considered by many to be the backbone of America. These workers perform an important job by ensuring the supply and demand chain keeps moving. From delivering dinner to making sure our stores are stocked, our economy depends on drivers. Thus, it’s disappointing when one realizes that these men and women are routinely cheated out of an honest wage by their employers.

Driver Files Overtime Lawsuit

Delivery Drivers Can Sue for Unpaid Wages

Many unscrupulous employers in Texas look at delivery drivers as dispensable labor; this explains their high turnover rate, but also explains the increasing number unpaid wage lawsuits filed by frustrated workers who have been forced to take legal action—often through class actions.

According to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), all non-exempt employees who work more than 40 hours in a week are entitled to overtime (calculated at one and a half times normal pay) for any additional time worked.

Unfortunately for delivery drivers in Texas, employers frequently attempt to undermine the law in order to increase profits. It’s not at all uncommon for employers to round off hourly rates or make employees work off the clock in an effort to cut overhead and avoid paying their workers what they deserve. In addition, delivery drivers are often not paid for the times they have to wait for their vehicles to be loaded or offloaded. In extreme cases, these drivers are forced to take on transport and maintenance costs, all of which eat into their overall daily pay.

Unpaid overtime class action lawsuits are on the increase.

The FLSA clearly laid out laws that all employers need to follow when it comes to overtime pay. When employers skirt these rules, they open themselves up to a lawsuit. Recently, a Harlem chain of the popular Papa John’s delivery pizza franchise made headlines when workers brought on a class action lawsuit alleging that the chain had been stiffing them of their hard-earned money by rounding off their hourly wages to the nearest increment, not paying workers overtime premiums, as well as failing to reimburse transportation maintenance costs.

In another high profile case, a Texas driver working for office supply retailer Staples filed a lawsuit due to the company’s nonpayment of drivers’ time during the loading of their trucks. Domino’s Pizza has also been caught up in these claims after RPM Pizza (the largest franchise of Domino’s Pizza in the United States) got hit by a class action suit for not reimbursing its workers’ transportation costs.

Speak with a lawyer about your specific situation.

You have a right to fair compensation as a delivery driver, and our law firm is on your side. We don’t do defense work; we only work for the plaintiff. If you decide to file an unpaid wages claim, let us help you do it right. You could be eligible to recover unpaid overtime for the last 3 years of your employment.

It’s in your best interests to contact a Texas lawyer to find out how best to approach the issue, and we’re happy to speak with you. Please call Rasansky Law Firm today at 1-800-ATTORNEY for your free consultation. We look forward to hearing from you.

Speak With a Dallas Wage Dispute Attorney For Free

The attorneys at Rasansky Law Firm are happy to speak to you about your potential case free of charge. If we can help with your claim, we’ll do so for no out-of-pocket cost to you. Call us 24/7 at (214) 651-6100, or toll-free at 1-877-405-4313.

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