Auto Areas Distributor Owes Again Wages to More than 1,300

PHOENIX – The U.S. Department of Labor is seeking men and women now or the moment utilized by a national automobile sections distributor and its supply enterprise who may well be owed their share of much more than $5.6 million in back wages and damages recovered on behalf of much more than 1,300 drivers.

The division encourages men and women who labored when categorized as unbiased contractors for Areas Authority and Diligent Supply Units in Arizona from April 2012 via March 2020 and who consider the employer may possibly have denied them entire wages to get in touch with 877-465-4898 from Monday via Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. CDT. Workers are strongly inspired to act speedily.

In November 2022, the office attained a consent judgment in the U.S. District Court docket for the District of Arizona that demands Parts Authority Arizona LLC and Arizona Logistics Inc. – operating as Diligent Delivery Systems – to fork out the monies to the motorists who the employer misclassified as impartial contractors.

An investigation by the department’s Wage and Hour Division decided the misclassification caused the employer to incur violations of the Truthful Labor Requirements Act for the subsequent:

  • Failing to fulfill minimum wage demands.
  • Paying out straight-time prices for all several hours worked.
  • Not paying out the time and one particular-half overtime price for hours above 40 in a workweek.
  • Failing to preserve needed timekeeping information.

Investigators also discovered the organization expected personnel to use their individual motor vehicles for deliveries and did not shell out them when they did, a further FLSA violation.

“We want to make confident that Parts Authority Arizona and Arizona Logistics employees get all the wages and damages owed to them,” stated Wage and Hour Division District Director Eric Murray in Phoenix. “Workers may perhaps be hard to identify when they transform addresses or mobile phone figures, and they could not be aware they are owed back again pay back. The Section of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division and its Office of the Solicitor is performing diligently to guarantee the additional than 1,300 underpaid workforce of Elements Authority and Arizona Logistics get their shares of the $5.6 million that the agency recovered for them.”

Launched in 1973, Components Authority is a top national distributor of automotive replacement areas, resources, machines and transmissions. Headquartered in Lake Success, New York, the firm has far more than 200 U.S. destinations. Diligent Delivery Systems has national headquarters in Houston and 46 U.S. areas serving industries, like automotive, healthcare, retail and e-commerce, oil and gasoline, and agriculture.