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Do the FedEx Cases Portend a Different Approach to Employee/Independent Contractor Analysis?

Written by David Barmak

Here's a link to a short article I wrote for Employment Law 360 discussing the success FedEx has had in establishing that drivers for its FedEx Home subsidiary are independent contractors, not employees, including the D.C. Circuit's favorable decision which focused on the fact that the drivers have an "entrepreneurial interest" in their routes, militating in favor of independent contractor status.

 

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David Barmak

Member / Chair Emeritus, Employment, Labor & Benefits Practice

David Barmak is an experienced trial lawyer at Mintz who focuses his practice on employment law and HR issues. He litigates cases in federal and state courts and arbitrations across the country. David counsels clients on compliance and employee relations issues and risk reduction options.