This company purports to provide transportation and translation services and solicits and contracts with independent contractor drivers who answer their advertisements on www.Craigslist.org, to pick-up and drop-off patients/clients to and from their medical appointments.
They contracted to pay me: $50 for each patient I picked up, waited for, and then dropped off with a $10/hour waiting-time fee for waiting time exceeding one hour; $25 for a one-way pick-up/drop-off only (no waiting after the drop-off, although this was originally unclear); $1.10/mile for each mile above a 40-mile round trip, and reimbursement of all bridge tolls paid out-of-pocket.
This company paid me on or about 6/25/08, $249.39, for driving over 576 miles, spending $16 in bridge tolls, and picking-up/dropping off patients for 13-15 trips between 5/1/08 and 6/12/08, with hours of waiting time and several of the trips exceeding 40 miles. I believe I am owed upwards of $1,000 for driving services I provided for which I was underpaid.
I transported people to and from their appointments just as I contracted with this company to do, and apparently they are unwilling to pay as promised. I've had several conversations with the employees who answer phone calls at this company, of which I have kept verbatim records. Their responses are either the check is in the mail, or they don't know why the checks are delayed, or the "owner" has to authorize the release of the checks, etc. Just pay up.
I am currently seeking others who are interested in joining a Class Action Lawsuit against this company. Please contact me if you have also been a victim of this company, thank you. I invite the owner of this company to peruse the 6 (six) invoices I submitted to his staff and either pay up or explain why I've had to wait an additional 3 (three) months without being paid the balance of what I'm owed.
San Francisco, California