Amazon delivery contractor to pay $100,000 after allegations of underpaying employees

By Mark Iandolo | Nov 8, 2016

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – Amazon delivery contractor Cornucopia Logistics LLC will pay $100,000 to workers whose wages were allegedly deducted for lunch breaks they never received due to back-to-back deliveries, New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced Oct. 28.


According to Schneiderman’s office, the contractor also routinely failed compensate workers for “call-in pay,” which must be paid when employees report to work but are sent home or otherwise instructed not complete their shift. Additionally, Cornucopia allegedly failed to keep records documenting actual hours worked by employees week to week.


“I’m proud that this settlement will allow workers who were shortchanged to receive the restitution they deserve,” Schneiderman said. “Delivery workers travel all hours of the day and night and through all kinds of weather to meet tight time frames. They deserve to have a proper lunch break, and when they don’t, they certainly must be properly compensated for all of their work.”


Assistant Attorney General Donya Fernandez handled the case with assistance from Director of Research & Analytics Lacey Keller and data scientist Meredith McCarron.

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