FedEx Accused of Violating Labor Laws with Unfairly Paid Contracted Delivery Drivers

delivery driver checking packages

FedEx and numerous other entities have been accused of violating New York State labor laws by failing to pay contracted delivery drivers an overtime rate of pay and other mandatory benefits. Employment lawsuits in New York are likely to be filed soon by current and past FedEx workers.

The companies that have allegedly violated labor laws include:

  • FedEx Ground Package Systems, Inc.
  • FedEx Corporation
  • FedEx Ground
  • Stankus Enterprises, Inc.
  • Boxed Logistics, Inc.
  • Frankie O’Brien Logistics

How Did FedEx Allegedly Violate Labor Laws?

FedEx contracted with third-party companies to deliver packages under the FedEx name. Those contracted companies then hired delivery drivers to complete routes and deliver FedEx ground packages, also under the FedEx name. Although paid by the third-party contractor, the delivery drivers were essentially FedEx employees. However, they were still classified as contracted workers because FedEx contracted third-party companies to hire them. As such, many delivery drivers were paid daily rates instead of being paid with a salary or hourly rate. The daily pay rate may have violated New York labor laws.

To make matters worse, delivery drivers were routinely denied an overtime rate of pay for those hours worked over forty hour per week. Some delivery drivers were paid with cash or personal checks with that were not reflected in the driver’s weekly paystubs, which could constitute another labor law violation.

Can You Sue FedEx for Labor Law Violations?

The statute of limitations for labor law claims in New York is just six years, so you should act quickly if you think your rights as a FedEx worker were violated.

An eligible FedEx labor law violation plaintiff will meet some or all of these factors:

  • Delivered FedEx Ground packages during the last six years;
  • Received a per diem or day rate of pay;
  • Worked more than 8 hours per day or more than 40 hours per week;
  • Paid in a combination of cash payments and checks;
  • Received cash payments that were not reflected in the weekly paystub;

The FedEx labor law violation claims are still unfolding. To know for certain whether you can file a claim or possibly join a future class action lawsuit against FedEx, you should speak with an attorney from Basch and Keegan.

Call Our FedEx Class Action Attorneys in Hudson Valley, NY

FedEx workers in Sullivan, Orange, Dutchess, and Ulster Counties, as well as other regions in and around the Hudson Valley of New York, should call (845) 251-4545 to connect with Basch & Keegan, LLP. Our reputable attorneys have been representing our communities since 1987, and we have more than 100 combined years of practice experience. You know that you can trust your FedEx labor law violation case to our team. If you were shorted wages and benefits as a FedEx driver or a contracted driver for FedEx, then we want to hear from you, so we can help set things right.

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