A federal judge in Newark has approved a $2.8 million settlement of a class action suit claiming that Macy’s and HomeDeliveryLink Inc. wrongly designated drivers who deliver furniture to customers from the retailer’s Edison warehouse as independent contractors.

In the Sept. 25 order, U.S. District Judge William Martini of the District of New Jersey also approved the deduction from the settlement fund of $933,333 in fees to class counsel, and $97,000 in incentive payments to class representatives.

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