Circuit court judges in Oregon have challenged the logistics company’s employment structure. That and other news from the world of worker pay.
FedEx drivers are employees, court says
In a ruling with the potential to upend the logistics industry, a three-judge panel on Wednesday decided that FedEx Ground and FedEx Home Delivery drivers are employees of the company and not independent contractors, as FedEx had characterized them.
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel in Portland, Oregon ruled that FedEx had misclassified 2,300 drivers in California and Oregon as contractors—a decision that might prompt claims for back wages and benefits that could cost the company hundreds of millions of dollars.
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