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 Home Delivery, Case No. 1:10-cv-00515-DBH (D. Maine, March 14, 2014).
The federal court lawsuit in Maine alleged that the FedEx Ground improperly denied the drivers’ overtime pay for hours worked over 40 in a workweek, improperly made deductions from the drivers’ pay, and improperly required the drivers to pay for their own expenses. There were seven named plaintiffs, but only two of the seven signed the settlement agreement, arguing that the amount being paid by FedEx Ground should have been even more substantial.”
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