In the modern Digital Age, delayed gratification has become a thing of the past. Companies not only compete to provide us with the things we want, they compete to get them to us faster. Amazon Prime Now is a service the online retailer offers in which certain items are available for delivery within an hour or two after the customer places the order, but such immediacy comes with a cost.
Amazon partnered with Scoobeez, a courier company, to find drivers to deliver Amazon Prime Now goods. The delivery drivers were classified as independent contractors, but a recent wage and hour class action lawsuit alleges they did not meet the qualifications for that classification. Continue reading ›