Much to contrary belief, most paratransit drivers are entitled to overtime pay according to the Fair Labor Standards Act. Paratransit drivers transport disabled and elderly passengers on buses. They pick up and drop off people with mobility problems, help them board and exit vehicles, and secure equipment like wheelchairs before driving. Time and time again, bus companies unknowingly or deliberately misclassify paratransit drivers to circumvent overtime compensation laws.
Paratransit Drivers Routinely Misclassified
One way that bus companies make paratransit drivers overtime-exempt is