In a decision expected to spur wage-and-hour suits in the courier industry, a judge earlier this month ordered FedEx to pay $5.3 million to a group of drivers he found had been improperly classified as independent contractors. He also ordered FedEx to end the practice, instructing the company to provide drivers with a copy of his Dec. 19 order. The lead plaintiff attorney and her firm were awarded $12.3 million in attorney fees.
Judge Delivers Order to FedEx: Pay Misclassified Drivers
December 30, 2005