McClatchy Co. Faces Labor Class Action From Carriers

Law360, New York (January 21, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- Newspaper delivery carriers have filed a purported class action against media giant The McClatchy Co., accusing the company of misclassifying them as independent contractors instead of employees and failing to pay them full wages, overtime pay and a variety of other benefits, in violation of California labor laws.

The seven named plaintiffs in the suit currently or previously worked as newspaper deliverers for The Fresno Bee, which is owned by McClatchy. McClatchy removed the lawsuit to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California...
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