From HRDive, Lisa Burden reports on a settlement between Fedex and drivers who alleged they were misclassified as independent contractors. Lisa writes:
- FedEx Ground Package Systems has agreed to pay $2.4 million to resolve a lawsuit alleging it misclassified drivers in New Jersey as independent contractors (Carrow, et al. v. FedEx Ground Package Systems, Inc., No. 1:16-cv-03026 (D.N.J., Dec 15, 2020)).
- The drivers argued that they were employees under New Jersey case law and that deductions FedEx made from their pay ran afoul of state law.
- The plaintiffs’ attorneys estimated that the class of 192 drivers will receive about $8,400 each under the proposed settlement. FedEx denied the allegations.
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