Wednesday, February 28, 2007
Nevada FedEx Drivers Join in False Claims Suit
Ground/Home Delivery drivers in Nevada are becoming part of the nationwide, class-action lawsuit against FedEx. The suit alleges that for years it has intentionally misclassified its employees as independent contractors in a scheme allowing it to substantially reduce operating costs while boosting corporate profits at the expense of its drivers and the taxpaying public, according to a release on PRNewswire-USNewswire.
The suit, which includes a count alleging violations of Nevada’s False Claims Act provisions requiring accurate tax returns, is projected by FedEx as calling for more than $5 million in various reimbursements.
FedEx has had approximately 50 drivers at a time within Nevada, but with turnover the number in the Nevada class is projected by FedEx at over 200 persons. They are now among the thousands nationwide represented in more than 40 lawsuits filed in over 30 states challenging the company’s independent contractor model, says the PRNewswire release.
Nevada’s suit is the latest to be consolidated into the federal class-action suit being litigated in U.S. District Court in South Bend, Indiana. As in the other cases, the Nevada drivers are alleging that FedEx Ground/Home Delivery is in violation of applicable State and Federal laws.
Click here to read more about the FedEx drivers’ lawsuit.
Posted by Quitam Help Admin on 02/28 at 03:25 PM
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