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Court Finds FedEx Drivers Are Employees, Not Contractors

Posted on August 27, 2014

OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal ruled Aug. 27 that a class of 2,300 individuals working for FedEx Ground was misclassified as independent contractors instead of employees. As a result, FedEx may owe its workforce of drivers hundreds of millions of dollars for illegally shifting to them the costs of such things as the FedEx branded trucks, FedEx branded uniforms, and FedEx scanners, as well as missed meal and rest period pay, overtime compensation, and penalties.

Leonard Carder law firm press release here 

Complete court ruling here [courtesy of Leonard Carter]

Related Topics: DOL issues. Department of Labor, driver behavior, employee vs independent contractor, employee wages, independent contractor issues, legal counsel, legal issues, wage lawsuits

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