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Minnesota cable equipment recovery company to pay $350K to 41 drivers, market contractors misclassified as independent contractors 

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  The United States Department of Labor (DOL) issued a press release stating that a Minnesota company will pay $350,000 to misclassified workers.  The press release states: A Minnesota company that provided cable equipment recovery services to leading cable providers such as Comcast, Time Warner and Charter Communications, will pay $350,000 to drivers and market…

Laid off teacher builds a St. Paul FedEx business from scratch

From TwinCities.com  — “Rene Martinez considers himself lucky. Another person might say that he made his own luck. Deaf since birth, laid off from his teaching job in the Twin Cities in 2004, Martinez began driving a FedEx truck in St. Paul. Soon he was in charge of two routes; then multiple routes. Then he had…