New York Finds FedEx Misclassified Delivery Drivers

Law360, New York (April 3, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Weeks after winning class certification in their court battle for employee status, New York-based delivery drivers for FedEx Ground Package System Inc. have won another major victory, with the state ruling that the company illegally classified them as independent contractors.

Following a similar move by Massachusetts late last year, the New York Department of Labor has ruled FedEx drivers are company employees entitled to unemployment benefits on termination of their job with the transport company.

The government agency has directed the company to make quarterly unemployment...
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