Case Title: Halley v. WaitR Holdings, Inc. F/K/A Landcadia Holdings, Inc. and WaitR Incorporated
Case No. 2:19-CV-01800
On February 27, 2019, we filed this collective action on behalf of all delivery drivers, w-2s and 1099s who worked for the app delivery service WaitR who were not paid for their mileage.
What is the Case about?
We filed this collective action against WaitR in the U.S. Eastern District Court of Louisiana for a class of delivery drivers who were not paid for their mileage.
The Case alleges that WaitR violated the Fair Labor Standards Act by failing to pay its delivery drivers for their mileage, thus reducing their actual earned income to below the minimum wage. Employees who drive their own cars to perform work on behalf of their employer, generally, must be paid their mileage at the IRS rate between $.545 and $.575 per mile.
Plaintiff believes that she and other delivery drivers are entitled to recover unpaid wages, interest on the unpaid wages, liquidated damages, attorney’s fees, and costs.
Who is Eligible for this Case?
Anyone who worked in as a delivery driver for WaitR within the past three years is potentially eligible for the Case.
How do I Join the Case?
You may join the Case by e-signing the Consent Form. You may also print out the form, sign it, and mail it to our office at, 819 North Upper Broadway, Corpus Christi, TX 78401. It is important to sign and return this form as quickly as possible because the time period for your recoverable wages will depend on when this form is filed with the Court.
Can I be fired for joining?
The law prohibits Employers, or their agents, from firing, harassing, discriminating, or retaliating against an employee for taking part in a case for back wages.
Will this cost me anything?
You will not pay anything to join this case. This case is being handled on a contingency fee basis. Our firm will only be paid if we win the case and recover your back wages. Our payment will come out of the recovery amount.
January Update: We filed this Case on January 17, 2019.
February Update: An initial conference has been scheduled for March 8, 2019. WaitR’s Answer to the complaint will be due in the coming weeks.
February Update: We have refiled this case in the Eastern District Court of Louisiana. Click here to read the pleadings.
Several news outlets recently picked up on our case.
Here is an article from The Current
Here is an article for Gizmodo.
The Advocate also picked up on this case. See the article here.