Bloomberg Law
June 26, 2019, 4:53 PM

Virginia Delivery Company to Pay $597,000 to Underpaid Drivers

Aaron Nicodemus
Aaron Nicodemus
Staff Correspondent

An express delivery company agreed to pay $597,000 to its employees to settle allegations it misclassified its delivery drivers as contractors and underpaid them as a result.

LaserShip Inc. of Vienna, Va., violated minimum wage, overtime, and record-keeping provisions of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act at its facilities in Meriden, Conn., and East Brunswick, N.J., according to a Labor Department investigation. The violations occurred from March 2014 to July 2017 at the Connecticut facility and from April 2016 to August 2017 in New Jersey, the DOL said in a June 26 statement.

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