This may not be welcome news for labor and employment firms, but FedEx’s in-house law department has won another round in FedEx’s dispute with its workers. On Monday a three-judge panel of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a ruling by Miami federal district court Judge Cecilia Altonaga that denied class certification to FedEx hourly employees in Florida.
In their wage-and-hour class action complaint, the plaintiffs had alleged that FedEx paid them only for their scheduled work time, not for the full time period between when they punched in and out on a manual clock. They also alleged that FedEx did not pay them for breaks, as required by state law.
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