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.