U.S. Cargo & Courier Service, LLC – Independent Contractor Litigation

Barkan Meizlish , December 8, 2017

Hall et al. v. U.S. Cargo & Courier Service, LLC Case No. 2:16-cv-330 (S.D. OH)

On April 13, 2016, we filed a Complaint on behalf of a former delivery driver against U.S. Cargo and Courier Service. U.S. Cargo is a company that provides regional courier and small package delivery services to businesses and financial institutions throughout Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia.

The Complaint alleges that U.S. Cargo improperly misclassified many of its delivery drivers as “independent contractors,” rather than employees. Because of the alleged misclassification, the former driver claims that U.S. Cargo wrongfully deprived him of rights and protections guaranteed to employees under Ohio and federal law, including overtime, unemployment insurance benefits, and workers’ compensation coverage.

On November 1, 2017, we filed an Amended Complaint adding two additional former delivery drivers as plaintiffs to the lawsuit. In light of evidence that roughly 50 former drivers may have similar claims against U.S. Cargo, we filed a Motion for Conditional Certification requesting permission from the Court to notify other misclassified delivery drivers of their right to join this lawsuit.

On March 9, 2018, the Court granted Plaintiffs’ Motion for Conditional Certification. The Order will allow similarly situated independent contractor delivery drivers who worked for U.S. Cargo throughout Ohio to be notified of the opportunity to join the lawsuit and pursue their duly owed pay.

To inquire further about this case, please call 614-221-4221 ext. 1129 or email srasoletti@barkanmeizlish.com.

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