Beavex Wage & Hour Litigation
Case name: Yaw Adu Poku, et al., v. Beavex, Inc.
Case type: Wage & Hour
Filed in: [U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey]
Docket: [Case No. 2:13-cv-03327]
In May 2013, Plaintiffs filed suit on behalf of themselves and other New Jersey delivery drivers for courier service BeavEx, alleging the company misclassified them as independent contractors, took illegal deductions from their wages, and failed to pay overtime, in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the New Jersey Wage and Hour Law (NJWHL), and the New Jersey Wage Payment Law (NJWPL).
Georgia-based BeavEx, which operates across the United States, employed plaintiffs in New Jersey as couriers who delivered bank checks from banks to check processing centers and transported blood samples from veterinary offices to labs. According to the Complaint, plaintiffs were compensated on a flat-rate basis, were not paid overtime pay despite regularly working over forty hours per week, and had business expenses deducted from their paychecks.
The case was settled by the parties in 2015.