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Amazon Rips Delivery Driver’s ‘Opaque’ Joint Employer Claims

Jan. 14, 2020, 8:38 PM

Amazon is seeking to knock out a delivery driver’s wage complaint, in part relying on a separate federal court’s rejection of the driver’s joint-employer liability theory in similar lawsuit, according to a motion to dismiss Tuesday.

Brady Edmonds, a delivery driver employed by an unidentified Amazon-contracted delivery services provider, filed Oct. 2019 a proposed nationwide collective action in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington.

Edmonds alleges that Amazon is liable as a joint employer for minimum wage and overtime violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

But Edmonds didn’t identify the delivery services company that hired...

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