FedEx To Pay $240M To End Driver Wage Claims In 20 States

Law360, Los Angeles (June 15, 2016, 11:59 PM EDT) -- FedEx has agreed to pay approximately $240 million to settle class actions by delivery drivers in 20 states who say they were misclassified as independent contractors and shorted on wages, an attorney for the plaintiffs confirmed to Law360 on Wednesday, settlements that follow a $226.5 million deal last year by California drivers.

Plaintiffs from states including New York, Pennsylvania and Indiana filed individual memoranda supporting their motions for settlements. Plaintiffs’ attorney Beth Ross of Leonard Carder LLP said roughly 12,000 class members were involved in the settlements.

Drivers accused FedEx Ground Package System Inc. of violating various state laws by deducting company...

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