Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
FedEx
Current Parent Company: 
FedEx
Penalty: 
$204,000,000
Year: 
2016
Date: 
August 3, 2016
Offense Group: 
employment-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
wage and hour violation
Secondary Offense: 
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 Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Tennessee
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
freight and logistics
Specific Industry of Parent: 
package delivery
Link to PACER Case Docket (must be logged in): 
Link to Archived Court Document: 
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 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1048911/000095012317006152/fdx-1...

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Parent company note: 
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