Practically 1,400 Arizona truckers owed again pay & damages

The U.S. Division of Labor is
on the lookout for practically 1,400 Arizona drivers who both are presently or
have been employed with an auto components distributor who earlier this 12 months was ordered to pay $5.6 million in again wages. 

Components Authority Arizona LLC and Arizona Logistics Inc., which was working as Diligent Supply Programs, was ordered by a federal court docket to pay $2.8 million in again wages and $2.8 million in damages to 1,398 workers. Diligent Supply Programs CEO and proprietor Larry Browne was additionally ordered to pay $150,000 in penalties.  

The order for the corporate to pay the
$5.6 million was introduced earlier this 12 months, however the Division of
Labor is now looking for individuals who labored with the businesses whereas
categorised as impartial contractors between April 2012 to March 2020
and who might have believed their wages have been denied. 

An investigation by the federal
company discovered that the businesses violated the Truthful Labor Requirements Act by
failing to fulfill minimal wage necessities, paying straight-time charges
for all hours labored, not paying the suitable charge for extra time and
failing to maintain required timekeeping information. 

The corporate additionally made workers use private automobiles to make deliveries after which didn’t compensate them. 

“We need to be sure that Components
Authority Arizona and Arizona Logistics employees obtain all of the wages
and damages owed to them,” Wage and Hour Division District Director Eric
Murray stated in a press launch in regards to the seek for these impacted.
“Staff could also be troublesome to find after they change addresses or cellphone
numbers, they usually might not be conscious they’re owed again pay.”

If you’re a kind of employees you might be urged to name 877-465-4898 from Monday by Friday from 8 a.m. to six p.m. CDT.