FedEx Unit Strikes $5M Deal In Drivers' Wage Action

Law360, New York (September 20, 2011, 3:53 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge gave preliminary approval Monday to a $5.2 million settlement in a class action brought against FedEx Freight Inc. by 1,278 truck drivers alleging it withheld wages and pressured them to skimp on meal and rest periods.

The suit, originally filed in California court in 2007, alleged a slew of labor law violations on behalf of about 1,300 line haul drivers who ran routes throughout the state, about 50 of whom opted out of the class action, according to the complaint.

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