Employee or Independent Contractor?

Drivers allege they were employees despite independent contractor agreement 

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From HR Dive, discusses a claim by drivers for companies that operate quarries and sell crushed stone, sand, and gravel that the drivers were misclassified as independent contractors. Lisa writes:

  • Delivery drivers for two companies that operate quarries and sell and distribute aggregate products such as crushed stone, sand and gravel throughout the U.S., allegedly violated the Fair Labor Standards Act when they misclassified the workers as independent contractors and failed to pay them the appropriate overtime pay, a March 10 lawsuit claimed (Bailey, et al. v. Vulcan Materials Co. and Southeast Division Logistics, LLC., No. 1:21-cv-00998 (N.D. Ga., March 20, 2021)).
  • The workers said in the complaint that they are economically dependent for their financial livelihood on the defendants and that the defendants exercised “pervasive control” over their delivery operations.
  • The workers also said they were required to sign “independent contractor service agreements.”

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