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Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: FedEx
Current Parent CompanyFedEx
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Penalty: $204,000,000
Year: 2016
Date: August 3, 2016
Offense Group: employment-related offenses
Primary Offense: wage and hour violation
Mega-ScandalWage Theft
Violation Description: misclassification
Level of Government: federal
Action Type: private litigation
Court: Northern District of Indiana
Civil or Criminal Case: civil
Case ID: 05-md-0527
Case Name: In re MDL-1700 FedEx Ground Package System Inc Employment Practices Litigation No II
Private Lawsuit Resolution Type: settlement
HQ Country of Current Parent: USA
HQ State of Current Parent: Tennessee
Ownership Structure of Current Parent: publicly traded
Major Industry of Current Parent: freight and logistics
Specific Industry of Current Parent: package delivery
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Notes: The settlement covered 20 statewide class action lawsuits alleging that FedEx Ground had improperly designated workers as independent contractors. The document linked here does not cite the aggregate settlement amount but in an SEC filing the company said it had recognized a liability of $204 million. See (click here)
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