Amazon drivers set to receive $60 million in allegedly withheld tips

Company was reportedly using tips to pad driver salaries.
Amazon warehouse distribution center
Amazon warehouse distribution center
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Drivers for retail giant Amazon will be receiving a combined whopping $60 million in reportedly withheld tips, federal officials revealed this week.

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission “is sending nearly $60 million to more than 140,000 Amazon drivers,” the FTC said in a press release this week. 

“The funds will serve as reimbursement for tips that Amazon allegedly illegally withheld from drivers between 2016 and 2019,” the agency added.

The FTC brought suit against Amazon earlier this year, alleging that “the company secretly kept drivers’ tips over a two-and-a-half year period and only stopped the practice after becoming aware of the FTC’s investigation in 2019.”

The drivers in question will receive an average of around $400, though one single driver is set to receive a massive $28,000 payout.