Deliv courier alleges he was not paid a minimum wage

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jun 6, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – A Los Angeles delivery courier for a same-day delivery service alleges he was not paid a minimum wage.

SAN FRANCISCO – A Los Angeles delivery courier for a same-day delivery service alleges he was not paid a minimum wage.

Raef Lawson, individually and on behalf of all other similarly situated, filed a complaint on May 15 in the Superior Court of California - County of San Francisco against Deliv Inc. over alleged violation of the California Labor Code.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that he and the class of delivery couriers employed by defendants were allegedly misclassified as independent contractors. The plaintiff alleges they were required to bear many of the expenses of their employment, including expenses to own and maintain their vehicle, gas, insurance, as well as the expenses associated with running Deliv's mobile application. 

As a result, he alleges he and the class of delivery couriers were deprived of reimbursement of their necessary business expenditures and have been paid under a system that does not ensure they receive a minimum wage.

The plaintiff holds Deliv Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to ensure that its couriers receive the applicable state minimum wage for all hours worked.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks award of compensatory damages, pre- and post-judgment interest, attorneys' fees, costs, expenses and any other relief may be entitled. He is represented by Shannon Liss-Riordan of Lichten & Liss-Riordan PC in Boston, Massachusetts.

San Francisco County Superior Court case number CGC18566577

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