Alabama postal workers to get back pay, benefits
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A Florida-based contractor will pay $329,057 in back wages and benefits to 53 postal delivery workers in Montgomery.
Al.com reports the decision comes after an investigation into St. Augustine, Florida-based Postal Fleet Services Inc. by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division. The department says the company violated requirements of two federal acts.
Investigators say Postal Fleet Services failed to pay drivers the prevailing rates for contract work performed for the U.S. Postal Service to haul mail in Montgomery and Tupelo, Mississippi. The company also failed to pay drivers for sorting mail before their scheduled shifts and for time spent driving from one city to another between local routes.
Postal Fleet Services also failed to pay fringe benefits to employees and didn’t maintain records of hours employees worked.