PHILADELPHIA — Two delivery drivers who have filed a class action lawsuit for unpaid wages and more against TL Transportation LLC have agreed to settlement talks with the company.
Tyhee Hickman and Shanay Bolden filed a lawsuit against TL Transportation on March 8 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. The plaintiffs allege breach of contract, unpaid wages, violation of applicable minimum wage law and violation of Workers’ Compensation acts.
According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that TL Transportation did not pay minimum and overtime wages to the plaintiffs.
TL Transportation is headquartered in Columbia, Maryland, and provides drivers on the East Coast and Mid-Atlantic region. They also have an office out of Pennsylvania. Both Hickman and Bolden were delivery associates for the company.
The main company the plaintiffs delivered for was Amazon.com. They were required to wear Amazon T-shirts and hats provided by TL Transportation.
Hours worked by the plaintiffs were normally four to five days a week with 10-hour shifts a day, often working overtime.
The parties have met and agreed to engage in settlement discussions in July at an agreed-upon location. The cost of the mediation will fall on both the plaintiffs and TL Transportation.
For the settlement talks, it was determined that TL Transportation must provide “payroll information, including the amounts of all compensation paid to such employees and the dates such payments were made, time records showing hours worked and policies and procedures regarding compensation and timekeeping.”
A joint report must be filed to the court by Aug. 25 and should outline the settlement discussions and outcome of the mediation. If a settlement is reached, the court is to be notified for its approval.
In their lawsuit, the plaintiffs had requested a trial by jury. They sought back pay damages, unpaid overtime compensation, interest, liquidated damages, court costs and any further relief the court could grant.