Amazon Prime Now drivers sue company for unpaid overtime

October 29, 2015 12:23 AM

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In a lawsuit filed in a California state court, the four drivers say they were hired by a separate courier contractor but work exclusively for Amazon. They wear Amazon Prime Now uniforms, work regular shifts and receive work assignments from Amazon, according to a copy of the lawsuit provided by the plaintiffs. That makes the California drivers employees, the lawsuit said, entitled to overtime, meal breaks and other expenses.

Hundreds of delivery drivers are employed by the courier as contractors out of Amazon's Southern California warehouses, the lawsuit said, and the company recently expanded to San Francisco.

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