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United Parcel Service, Inc.
Meza v. UPS (Unpaid Overtime)
Date: 08/19/2009 (Date of Complaint)
Misconduct Type: Labor
Enforcement Agency: Non-Governmental
Contracting Party: None
Court Type: Civil
Synopsis: A class-action lawsuit alleged UPS wrongly withheld approximately $100 million in overtime wages from account managers, who were classified as exempt from overtime pay. The lawsuit alleged account managers were required to work more than 40 hours a week without overtime pay, and UPS failed to keep accurate records of their work, in violation of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act and California’s wage and hour laws. According to court records, the lawsuit was settled “on an individual basis” in November 2010.