FEDEX DELIVERY DRIVERS ARE EMPLOYEES, NOT INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS

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In a class action case, Alexander v. FedEx Ground Package Sys., Inc., FedEx drivers claimed they were improperly classified as independent contractors and sought damages for unpaid wages, reimbursement for business expenses, and associated penalties.

The Ninth Circuit ruled in favor of FedEx and found that drivers were employees as a matter of law under California’s right to control test. The Ninth Circuit found that FedEx unambiguously controlled the manner and means by which the drivers complete their jobs.

For example, FedEx controlled the appearance of the drivers and their vehicles, the times the drivers could work, how and when packages were delivered, and required drivers to comply with FedEx’s “standards of service” and “Safe Driving Standards.”

The court rejected FedEx’s argument that it provided the drivers with “entrepreneurial opportunities” by giving them the ability to operate multiple routes and hire employees, because this could only be done with FedEx’s consent.

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