UPS Couriers Lose Class Status In Wage Suit

Law360, New York (September 17, 2012, 2:22 PM EDT) -- United Parcel Service Inc.'s logistics arm succeeded Friday in ditching class claims that it violated the Fair Labor Standards Act by misclassifying its couriers as independent contractors, after a Florida federal court determined the delivery workers were too disparately situated to proceed collectively.

U.S. District Judge Joan A. Lenard granted UPS Supply Chain Solutions Inc.'s motion for decertification of a conditional class of couriers who claimed they were denied minimum wage and overtime pay due to the company's misclassification of its workers, saying that discovery had...
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