FedEx Sues Texas To Dodge Unemployment Tax For Drivers

Law360, Dallas (August 10, 2012, 2:33 PM EDT) -- FedEx Ground Package System Inc. has sued the Texas Workforce Commission in state court, challenging its ruling that FedEx must pay unemployment taxes for its Texas delivery drivers, who the company says are employed instead by independent contractors.

TWC issued a ruling to FedEx in 2008 that said it must pay unemployment taxes for its drivers and has since told the company it owes about $900,000 in unpaid taxes from 2005 to 2010, according to the suit filed Aug. 6. FedEx says that its requests for...
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