A proposed class action has been filed against United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS) by two former employees who take issue with the company’s allegedly faulty method of calculating workers’ overtime wages.
A proposed class action has been filed against United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS) by two former employees who take issue with the company’s pay practices – specifically, the allegedly faulty method UPS uses to calculate employees’ overtime wages. The plaintiffs – a former unloader and a former mail sorter/package handler who worked at the defendant’s Compton, California hub – claim they were sometimes awarded non-discretionary bonuses along with their normal pay. The case argues that these bonuses were not included in the defendant’s overtime calculations as part of workers’ “regular rate of pay,” which caused employees to be underpaid for the hours they worked over 40 each week.
The lawsuit further alleges employees were not provided with premium pay for any rest breaks they missed as a result of their demanding workload, which the plaintiffs claim happened frequently. The women argue that the defendants also failed to provide them with accurate, itemized wage statements in accordance with California law.
Originally filed in state court, the suit has recently been removed to District Court for the Central District of California.