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FedEx will pay $2.4M to settle drivers’ misclassification suit 

From HRDive, 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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