From Ohio comes a proposed class/collective action wherein the plaintiff claims defendants Universal Transportation Systems LLC and Quality Transportation Services LLC failed to pay possibly hundreds of drivers proper overtime wages. The plaintiff explains the defendant’s drivers are tasked with transporting customers from location to location throughout Ohio. Drivers are only paid for the time they spend actually driving, the lawsuit says, and receive no wages for the time in between customer visits.
“For example,” the complaint reads, “if [the plaintiff] was scheduled to drop off Customer One at 10:00 a.m. and arrive to pick up Customer Two at 11:00 a.m., [the plaintiff] would not be compensated for this entire one-hour period.”
Because the plaintiff and other drivers’ actual work time often exceeded 40 hours per week, they should have been paid time-and-a-half overtime wages, the suit claims.