Unpaid delivery men say the folded Omaha company owes them one final paycheck
SARPY COUNTY, Neb. (WOWT) – Shock and concern for parcel deliverers in metropolitan Omaha when the company they were driving for suddenly closed – and their paychecks slowed down.
After Faith Gatewood has become familiar with parcel delivery, she is open to long hours as a driver for Lark Logistics.
“I usually finished around nine, ten o’clock,” she said.
However, Gatewood said the owner of Lark Logistics closed the delivery company’s door without notice. Drivers who were expecting final paychecks last Friday received messages instead.
“I’ll write to him on Sunday. I said, “I need my money. I’m in a rut. You owe me money, ”said Kristina Valasek, another Lark Logistics driver. “And he said Monday was absolutely the latest day to get paid. And did you get paid? No.”
The two drivers said Lark Logistics owed them a final paycheck of $ 2,000 or more.
“It’s the first of the month tomorrow – I don’t know how either of us will pay rent if we don’t get it,” said Gatewood.
Valasek is also frustrated.
“I’m crazy because I have to take care of my family. I have to pay for a daycare that I have to pay medical bills for, ”she said.
Lark Logistics owner Justin Poots returned calls from 6 News saying “no comment” and that he is getting a lawyer. He wouldn’t say when the drivers might get paid.
The drivers request delivery with a wage of about 2.5 weeks and state that they have driven. You text the owner of the company repeatedly and file complaints with the Nebraska Department of Labor. An agency spokesman said they are actively investigating all wage complaints but not naming any companies.
The drivers said Lark Logistics was a third-party delivery service for Amazon packages and Amazon paid Lark who would then pay the drivers.
Amazon has not yet responded to inquiries about this issue.
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