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Thousands of Amazon Flex Drivers File Legal Claims Over Contractor Classification

Posted on AllSides June 12th, 2024
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Thousands of Amazon Flex drivers have filed claims alleging the online retail giant wrongly classified them as independent contractors instead of employees, depriving them of various financial benefits and protections. Approximately 15,750 Amazon Flex drivers across California, Illinois, and Massachusetts say state laws require that Amazon Flex drivers be classified and compensated as employees. Doing so would allow Flex drivers to collect unpaid wages because Amazon only pays them for a pre-determined number of hours, even when deliveries take longer to complete, according to their lawyers. The latest claims add...

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