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Another former employee files lawsuit against Waitr

Posted at 9:41 PM, Mar 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-14 22:41:39-04

A new lawsuit has been filed against Waitr as a third former employee claims the company shorted her on pay.

The lawsuit was filed this week in New Orleans federal court. It alleges Waitr violated the Fair Labor Standards Act between March 2016 and present day by paying workers less than minimum wage.

The suit also accuses Waitr of requiring drivers to use their personal vehicles to make deliveries without compensating them for maintenance.

The plaintiff seeks to make her case a class-action lawsuit.

This is the second possible class-action lawsuit filed against Waitr. Last month, two other former Waitr drivers filed suit in New Orleans federal court. They also accused the company of paying drivers less than minimum wage and not reimbursing them for car expenses.

In a statement, Waitr says:

“Our drivers are on the front lines for us every day, and they are a vital part of our success. We are committed to providing a positive work experience centered on respect and fair treatment. Waitr Holdings has built its business on employing W-2 drivers, unlike other delivery service providers that only use contractors, offering them all the benefits that come with an employee relationship. Our drivers keep 100% of their tips, and our compensation practices comply with all applicable laws and regulations and are in line with standards in the service industry.”

The full lawsuit is below.