FedEx is under fire yet again for classifying its drivers as independent contractors. The attorneys general (AG) in Montana, New Jersey, and New York sent a letter to FedEx last month notifying the company of their intent to sue overviolations that have resulted from the company's continued misclassification of drivers.
The AG offices reached their conclusion for the following reasons.
Drivers work under an operating agreement in which the company specified the rules related to equipment and operations, vehicle operations, insurance, payments to drivers, service areas, and other aspects of package pick-up and delivery.
FedEx also controls all aspects of the pick-up and delivery work, including setting drivers' hours; directing and supervising the drivers' performance of their tasks; and mandating drivers' uniforms, down to the color of their socks.
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