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McClatchy Newspaper Delivery Carriers Get New Shot at Labor Suit

Sept. 30, 2021, 11:39 PM

A class of home delivery carriers for The Fresno Bee won a second shot at proving the newspaper was required to pay mileage expenses after a California appellate court reversed a finding that they were correctly classified as independent contractors.

The newspaper delivery carriers sued the owner of the Bee and its holding company, The McClatchy Co. and McClatchy Newspapers, Inc., respectively, in 2008. A trial court in Fresno County certified a class on claims that the newspaper failed to reimburse reasonable expenses, failed to provide itemized wage statements, and violated California’s Unfair Competition Law by failing to pay the ...

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