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Is a home delivery driver entitled to overtime pay from the company?

Yes, a home delivery driver may be entitled to overtime pay from the company they work for if they are not exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The exemptions to the statute can be complicated to understand so it is crucial to speak to the best possible attorney that will be able to determine whether or not you are able to file a claim.

However, the general rule of thumb is if you regularly drive a truck that weighs less than 10,000 lbs. then you are probably covered by the act.  This means that your employer must pay overtime wages if you work more than 40 hours in week. Additionally, if you drive a semi-truck regularly across state lines to make deliveries, then you may be subject to the Motor Carrier Act instead of the FLSA.

If you believe you have been wrongfully denied overtime pay as a home delivery driver, the best option is to contact an experienced attorney who can advise you on your rights. There are strict statutes of limitations to file these types of lawsuits so it is important that you do not wait.  If you wait, you may lose your ability to recover some or all of your back pay. Call (855) 754-2795 now for a free, no obligation case review to discuss your case.

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