FTC RETURNS UNPAID TIPS TO AMAZON FLEX DRIVERS
The FTC is sending payments totaling nearly $60 million to more than 140,000 Amazon Flex drivers who had their tips withheld from them by Amazon between 2016 and 2019.
Amazon Flex drivers deliver goods and groceries ordered through programs like Prime Now and AmazonFresh, which allow customers to leave tips for their drivers. The FTC brought a suit against Amazon, alleging that the company secretly kept drivers’ tips over a two-and-a-half year period, and that Amazon only stopped that practice after becoming aware of the FTC’s investigation in 2019.
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