NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Law Offices of Gilda A. Hernandez, PLLC; Lichten & Liss-Riordan, P.C.; and Weiner & Sand LLC announce that a nationwide class/collective action lawsuit was filed in the Southeast region on February 16, 2018, against one of the nation’s largest courier companies. Filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, the lawsuit asserts that Courier Express Freight, Inc. (“Courier Express”), and its affiliates, including IDEXX Pharmaceuticals, LLC, violate the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and state wage and hour law. The relevant time period is February 16, 2015 through the present (the “Class Period”).
The lawsuit, entitled Kincaid v. Courier Express/Charlotte, Inc., asserts that Courier Express and its affiliates have failed to pay its drivers/couriers all minimum wages, overtime wages, and other wages lawfully due under federal and state wage and hour law. Plaintiffs assert that Courier Express and its affiliates misclassify their drivers/couriers as independent contractors, to avoid legally compensating drivers/couriers all of their wages, including, but not limited, to time and one-half for hours worked over forty in a workweek, pursuant to the FLSA and applicable state wage and hour laws. Plaintiffs also contend that because Courier Express and its affiliates exercise extensive control over drivers/couriers, this precludes any defense that they have been correctly classified as independent contractors, including, but not limited to, scheduling their shifts, directing their work, setting their rates, directing their routes, tracking their location, and requiring that they wear Courier Express attire, among other things. Plaintiffs further allege that the expenses that Courier Express and its affiliates make their drivers/couriers incur, such as for workers’ compensation insurance policies, constitute an unlawful reduction or deduction from drivers’/couriers’ wages, in violation of federal and state law.
If you worked as a driver for Courier Express and IDEXX during the Class Period, have information, would like to learn more about these claims, or have any questions concerning this announcement or your rights or interests with respect to these matters, please contact Jill Hernandez at firstname.lastname@example.org telephone at (919) 741-8693; Matt Thomson at email@example.com or telephone at (617) 994-5800; or Jeff Sand at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone at (404) 254-0842. There is no cost or obligation to you.
The Law Offices of Gilda A. Hernandez, PLLC is a North Carolina-based law firm concentrating in wage and hour and collective/class action litigation. Lichten & Liss-Riordan, P.C. is a Boston-based law firm concentrating in labor, employment, and class action litigation. Weiner & Sand LLC is an Atlanta-based law firm concentrating in employment and consumer law litigation. For additional information about The Law Offices of Gilda A. Hernandez, PLLC, please go to www.gildahernandezlaw.com; for Lichten & Liss-Riordan, P.C., please go to www.llrlaw.com; or for Weiner & Sand LLC, please go to www.atlantaemployeelawyer.com.