Maine

Preserve entrepreneurial spirit and protect independent contractors

From Central Maine — “Small business owners, including myself, take the risk of starting a company because we believe in the American dream. In recent years, however, the Department of Labor has taken aim at these entrepreneurial Americans by enacting regulations that would reclassifying independent contractors as employees, affecting most small business owners, from accountants and engineers…

FedEx Ground Settles Drivers’ Independent Contractor Misclassification Case in Maine for $5.8 Million

From the Independent Contractor Compliance and Misclassification Legal Blog — “141 drivers classified as independent contractors by FedEx Ground will receive $5.8 million in settlement of their misclassification lawsuit brought under federal and Maine wage and hour laws.  The amount includes their class counsels’ legal fees of $1.9 million.  Scovil v. FedEx Ground Package System, Inc., d/b/a FedEx…