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FedEx Drivers Are Contractors, Court Rules—Again

March 3, 2017, 5:25 PM

FedEx Home Delivery again won an appeals court ruling that its single-route drivers are independent contractors not subject to federal labor law (FedEx Home Delivery v. NLRB, D.C. Cir., 14-1196, 3/3/17).

The March 3 decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit could have implications on the direction a Republican-controlled National Labor Relations Board may take in determining when workers should be classified as employees or independent contractors under the National Labor Relations Act. Only employees are covered by the NLRA, which provides them with the right to unionize and engage in collective...

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