FedEx Cited For Misclassifying Mass. Drivers

Law360, New York (December 19, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- In what is a major blow for FedEx as it battles lawsuits by its legion of drivers across the U.S., the Massachusetts attorney general announced on Wednesday that the company violated state law by misclassifying the workers as independent contractors.

Hailed by lawyers representing thousands of drivers as a significant breakthrough in their fight, the decision to find FedEx in breach of the Massachusetts' Independent Contractor Law and to slap the company with a $190,000 fine could prove a significant setback for the company. FedEx is...
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