FedEx Ground NY Drivers Seek Cert. In Misclassification Suit

By Linda Chiem (August 16, 2017, 3:22 PM EDT) -- A group of FedEx Ground Package System Inc. delivery drivers in New York asked a federal judge Tuesday to certify their class action claiming the company shorted them on pay by misclassifying them as independent contractors, hoping to advance another high-profile dispute over the package delivery giant's employment relationship with drivers.

Five New York-based FedEx Ground delivery and pick-up drivers maintain that their suit accusing the company of taking illegal deductions from their pay by misclassifying them as independent contractors hits all the elements required for class certification. Those deductions purportedly covered things like the use of a FedEx scanner, the...

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