FedEx Ground Drivers-Employees or Independent Contractors

November 13, 2014–  “Five days a week for 10 years, Agostino Scalercio left his house before 6 a.m., drove to a depot to pick up a truck, and worked a 10-hour shift delivering packages in San Diego. He first worked for Roadway Package System, a national delivery company whose founders included former United Parcel Service (UPS) managers, and continued driving trucks when FedEx (FDX) bought RPS in 1998. FedEx Ground assigned Scalercio a service area. The company, he says, had strict standards about delivery times, the drivers’ grooming, truck maintenance, and deadlines for handing in paperwork, and deducted money from his pay to cover the cost of his uniform, truck washings, and the scanner used to log shipments……”

(For the rest of Josh Eldelson’s article from BusinessWeek.com click the link below.)

 

http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-10-16/fedex-ground-says-its-drivers-arent-employees-dot-the-courts-will-decide

AT&T workers sue for $1 billion in overtime pay

Monday, February 22, 2010

NEW YORK (Reuters) – AT&T Inc workers are suing the telephone operator for an estimated $1 billion in overtime payments in two class action lawsuits that say it is wrongly depriving about 5,000 employees of overtime pay.

The lawsuits say that a company-wide policy exempting first-level managers from overtime pay was a violation of federal labor laws and California state laws, according to Sanford Wittels & Heisler, the law firm filing the case.

AT&T, which employs about 290,000 people and is expected to generate $123 billion in revenue this year, declined to comment on the cases directly, but said that it complies with all federal and state wage laws.

One of the cases filed in Atlanta, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, says first-level managers are the lowest in a seven-tier management hierarchy at AT&T and have only minimal supervisory roles.

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