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New York is Next State to Sue FedEx for Misclassification of Its Ground Division Drivers as Independent Contractors

Almost one year to the day following the joint statement by the Attorneys General of New York, New Jersey, and Montana that they intended to sue FedEx Ground for misclassifying drivers as independent contractors instead of employees, New York Attorney … Continue reading

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FedEx Ground Settles with Montana Attorney General Over Misclassification of Drivers as Independent Contractors: Settlement for $2.3 Million Is for Failure to Pay Unemployment Insurance Taxes and Withhold Income Taxes from Drivers

Less than three months after settling independent contractor misclassification charges with the Massachusetts Attorney General for $3 million, FedEx Ground has agreed to pay Montana $2.3 million to settle that State’s misclassification claims against the worldwide courier. According to the Attorney … Continue reading

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FedEx Ground Prevails in Key Ruling Under “Common Law” Test for Independent Contractor Status

The federal court judge assigned to over 60 cases involving FedEx Ground drivers who claim they have been misclassified as independent contractors instead of employees has issued his second key ruling in the case.  In contrast to the judge’s conclusion … Continue reading

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FedEx Ground Update on Driver Misclassification: New Lawsuit Follows Changes to FedEx’s Massachusetts Business Model, Launched on Same Day FedEx Settles with State’s Attorney General

  On July 15, 2010, the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office announced that it had reached an agreement with FedEx Ground to settle a citation that the company was misclassifying its drivers as independent contractors (ICs) instead of properly classifying them … Continue reading

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FedEx Ground Suffers a Setback in Illinois: Court Finds FedEx Misclassified Its Illinois Drivers as Independent Contractors

The first decision on the merits has been issued in the FedEx Ground class action “independent contractor” cases. . . . On May 28, 2010, Judge Robert L. Miller, Jr., the judge assigned to hear and decide all of these Fed Ex Ground cases, granted summary judgment in favor of the Illinois plaintiffs on their wage claims under the Illinois Wage Act. . . . The decision by Judge Miller is limited to the statutory claims under a single state’s wage law. He expressly noted in his decision that he was not deciding the common law claims brought by the Illinois plaintiffs. Nonetheless, this decision by Judge Miller is a partial setback for Fed Ex, which has experienced mixed results in the courts to date.

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