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Fed. Circ. Affirms Toss Of $400M Worker Misclassification Suit

Law360 (July 13, 2018, 6:24 PM EDT) -- The Court of Federal Claims rightly dismissed a $400 million proposed class action alleging government-funded broadcast service Voice of America dodged paying benefits and fair wages to thousands of workers by misclassifying them as independent contractors, a Federal Circuit panel said Friday.

The appeals court rejected the workers' claims that they'd signed “purchase order vendor” contracts, which don’t confer benefits, but were treated as though they’d signed “personal services” contracts, which do. The Federal Claims Court affirmed decisions rejecting the workers’ first amended complaint and denying...
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Case Information

Case Title

Lee v. US

Case Number



Appellate - Federal Circuit

Nature of Suit

300 Civilian Pay - Back Pay

Date Filed

February 16, 2017

Government Agencies

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