TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Brittany Sims on Aug 28, 2014

FedEx Ground lost a costly battle yesterday in a long-standing legal war with its not-so-independent contractors, the Memphis Business Journal reports. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled that 2,300 individuals working for FedEx Ground should be considered employees instead of independent contractors. That could mean FedEx is on the hook for hundreds of millions of dollars, as it may have to reimburse the employees for overtime pay and businesses expenses and give them access in some cases to retirement benefits.