Amazon Flex drivers will start getting checks for $60 million in withheld tips
The Federal Trade Commission will send out more than $60 million to drivers for Amazon’s Flex program, representing tip money that the commission says was illegally withheld.
According to the official announcement, the FTC is preparing 139,501 checks and 1,621 PayPal payments to drivers who had more than $5 in withheld tips. The highest back payout going to a single driver is more than $28,000, while the average repayment is $422. Nearly 20,000 drivers will receive checks for more than $600, the FTC said.
Drivers are expected to receive their tips before January 7th, 2022.
Earlier this year, the FTC sued Amazon for withholding tips in its Flex program between the…