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More than 15,000 Amazon contract drivers file legal claims asking for compensation for overtime and unpaid wages

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More than 15,000 contract drivers have filed arbitration claims against a major e-commerce company on Tuesday. These drivers claim that they have been misclassified as independent contractors instead of employees, depriving them of minimum wage and overtime rights. The issue of worker classification and the rights of gig workers has become a hot topic, with many advocating for more benefits and protections. The drivers are seeking compensation for unpaid wages, overtime, and reimbursement for expenses. They have filed claims in states where laws on worker misclassification and expense reimbursement are “very clear.” The company offers a flexible delivery program where drivers can set their schedules and earn competitive pay. However, the drivers argue that they are only paid for a pre-determined time block, regardless of how long deliveries actually take.