FedEx Fights ‘Split Shift’ Wage Class Action

Law360, New York (April 25, 2011, 4:17 PM EDT) -- FedEx Corp. contested class action claims brought by drivers alleging wage violations in California on Monday, arguing that state labor laws covering “split shifts” did not require it to pay higher-paid employees for an extra hour at minimum wage.

FedEx lawyer Sandra Isom told U.S. District Judge Thelton Henderson that employees were only entitled to a split shift premium if their total daily wages were less than the sum of the actual hours worked plus an additional hour.

The litigation centers on claims from five subclasses...
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