Anyone who worked for a logistics company delivering packages for DHL.
What’s Going On?
A lawsuit has been filed alleging DHL delivery drivers haven’t been paid properly. Attorneys are investigating whether more lawsuits can be filed.
How Could a Lawsuit Help?
A lawsuit, if successful, could help delivery drivers get back the wages they’re owed and force DHL to make sure workers are paid properly in the future.
What Can I Do?
If you’ve delivered packages for DHL, fill out the form on this page. An attorney working with ClassAction.org may reach out to you directly to tell you more about your rights and how you can help get another lawsuit on file.
If you’ve worked for a logistics company delivering packages for DHL, you may be owed unpaid overtime wages.
At least one lawsuit has already been filed alleging DHL delivery drivers haven’t been paid properly, and attorneys working with ClassAction.org are looking to hear from more people to expand the litigation.
Fill out the form on this page to tell us about your experience and find out more about your rights.
What’s Going On Exactly?
In order to meet increasing demand for delivery services, DHL introduced a new program called DHL eCommerce. As part of the program, DHL contracts with local and regional delivery vendors to provide delivery services to customers’ doors.
Though delivery drivers are provided with DHL-branded vans, uniforms and scanning devices, it’s been alleged that the company hasn’t done its part to ensure the workers are paid proper overtime wages.
Now, attorneys are looking to file lawsuits claiming logistics companies have violated wage and hour laws and that DHL is responsible.
What Does the Lawsuit Say DHL Did Wrong?
The case claims that even though DHL delivery drivers and couriers—also called delivery associates—are paid by third-party logistics companies, DHL “has both influence and control” over how they’re paid and is legally responsible to ensure the drivers receive proper wages.
In fact, the suit says, DHL is aware that some delivery drivers aren’t being paid in accordance with the law but has chosen to hide behind its “thinly capitalized” logistics companies to shield itself from liability for wage violations.
Not every third-party logistics company providing services for DHL is violating wage and hour laws, but some vendors unfamiliar with the law may be unknowingly cheating their workers out of overtime wages due to DHL’s failure to properly instruct them.
Some wage violations DHL delivery drivers have complained about include:
Working more than 40 hours per week without time-and-a-half overtime pay
Working before or after their scheduled shift without compensation
Working through unpaid lunch breaks
Not getting proper rest breaks
Working off the clock
Working for a flat day rate that doesn’t include overtime wages
In one complaint filed against DHL, a former delivery driver says her paystubs were manipulated to make it look like she was being paid an hourly rate plus overtime, but the total amounts were equivalent to flat-rate pay.
It’s believed that many other DHL delivery drivers haven’t been paid proper overtime wages in accordance with wage and hour laws as a result of DHL’s conduct.
How Could a Lawsuit Help?
A lawsuit could help DHL delivery drivers get back the overtime wages they’re owed, and force DHL to make sure drivers are paid properly in the future.
If you’ve delivered packages for DHL, find out more by filling out the form on this page. It won’t cost you anything to contact us or speak to an attorney about your rights, and you won’t be obligated to take legal action if you don’t want to.