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FedEx Ground Settles More Driver Wage Claims, Will Pay $227M

May 1, 2017, 6:43 PM

FedEx Ground Package System Inc. will pay more than $227 million to settle the wage-and-hour claims of thousands of drivers who were dispatched from terminals in 19 states, under agreements approved by a federal district court (FedEx Ground Package Sys. Inc. Emp’t Practices Litig., N.D. Ind., No. MDL 1700, 5/1/17).

Judge Robert L. Miller of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana presided over dozens of lawsuits filed in the past decade alleging that FedEx misclassified package delivery drivers as independent contractors. Attorneys for the drivers and the company agreed last year to settle many...

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