United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS) is facing an employee’s claims that the company violated labor laws by failing to properly pay its workers and provide them with required meal breaks and wage statements. The plaintiff argues that many employees work more than 40 hours per week or eight hours per day but are not paid proper premium wages for their additional hours. In particular, the case alleges that the defendant miscalculates workers’ regular rates of pay when determining overtime wages by failing to include a “weighted average” that accounts for bonuses, shift differentials, and “other types of remuneration.” As a result, the plaintiff claims, employees’ overtime rates are “an artifice, subterfuge, and sham” that are based on “artificially low” figures.
The suit further alleges that UPS employees were not provided with uninterrupted meal and rest breaks and were not given accurate wage statements in accordance with state law.
The case, originally filed in the Superior Court of California, has recently been removed to the District Court for the Central District of California.