IMPORTANT: CHANGE IN DATE OF FINAL APPROVAL FAIRNESS HEARING:
The Court has vacated the Final Approval Fairness Hearing currently set for January 23-24, 2017 and has reset it for MARCH 14, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. (E.D.T.).
Please check back for information as to the precise date and time that this case will be heard, as well as for instructions for calling in to the Court to listen to the hearing. The precise date and time should be posted on or before March 1, 2017.
This website provides information about a proposed settlement concerning all individuals who were a FedEx Ground or FedEx Home Delivery Pickup and Delivery Driver in the State of New Jersey and had an Operating Agreement at any time between May 19, 1999 and October 15, 2007.
The people who brought the suit, the 'Plaintiffs', are seven contractors who operated FedEx Ground or FedEx Home Delivery routes. The Plaintiffs sued FedEx Ground Package System, Inc. (the 'Defendant'). The Plaintiffs brought the lawsuit on behalf of themselves and a class of other pickup and delivery drivers who, like them, signed contracts with FedEx Ground to operate FedEx Ground or Home Delivery routes in the State of New Jersey.
This lawsuit is about whether FedEx Ground misclassified pickup and delivery drivers as independent contractors rather than as employees, and failed to provide them with legal rights that employees have under New Jersey law. In the operative Complaint, Plaintiffs seek to recover classwide compensation for, among other things, illegal wage deductions and unreimbursed employment expenses. FedEx Ground maintains that the independent contractor classification is appropriate and denies that it has broken any laws.
March 1, 2017
Last day to file a challenge
Last day to file an objection to the Settlement
Last day to file a request for exclusion from the Settlement
March 14, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. (E.D.T)
Final Approval Fairness Hearing
Settlement Administrator Contact Information:
TOFAUTE V FEDEX SETTLEMENT ADMINISTRATOR
C/O RUST CONSULTING INC - 5235
PO BOX 2537
FARIBAULT MN 55021-9537
TOLL-FREE NUMBER: (866) 591‐7258