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FedEx Trims Some State Law Claims From Drivers’ Overtime Lawsuit

Sept. 29, 2022, 4:59 PM

FedEx Ground Package System Inc. is free of some allegations in one of the largest Fair Labor Standards Act overtime collective actions in history after a federal judge in Pennsylvania tossed five state law claims.

Delivery drivers who worked for FedEx through intermediaries say the shipping firm is their joint employer and owes them unpaid overtime. The drivers added 14 state law class claims to their FLSA collective—which already included more than 30,000 workers—last year, but five of those can’t go forward, the US District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania said.

FedEx asked the court to throw ...