Friday, December 14, 2007

About Employees and Subcontractors - FedEx Ground litigation

I mentioned the problems of classifying employees as subcontractors here. The Alaska Employment Law Blog published DAlaska: Wage Claims by FedEx Ground Drivers which has a quick study of the problems FedEx has gotten into with its use of subcontractors. If you are thinking that you can save dollars by classifying your employees as subcontractors, then take a look at this post and chase down its linked information. Paraphrasing Kipling: an employee is an employee and a subcontractor is a subcontractor and never shall the twain meet.