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NLRB Says FedEx Drivers Are Employees, Not Contractors

Law360, New York (October 3, 2014, 3:37 PM EDT) -- The National Labor Relations Board has ruled that drivers in the Connecticut terminal of a FedEx Ground Package Systems Inc. unit are employees and not independent contractors, saying that a wide range of factors favor employee status.

Over one dissent, a four-member panel ruled Tuesday that FedEx Home Delivery violated the National Labor Relations Act when it refused to recognize and collectively bargain with a union that sought to represent the drivers. After examining the drivers' relationship with FedEx, the board said they fit the criteria...
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