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FedEx to Pay $2.3 Million Over Independent Contractors

October 21, 2010
The settlement follows a yearlong investigation by Montana that found FedEx Ground drivers are employees, not independent contractors, and that FedEx owed unemployment taxes, penalties and interest, according to the attorney general’s office.
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A Bittersweet Win for Former N.Y. Bakery Workers

September 10, 2010
National Labor Relations Board affirms legal ruling that now-shuttered bakery’s owners didn’t play fair with union when seeking wage concessions that led to lengthy strike. Millions in back pay at stake.
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Internship Programs Face Increased Regulatory Scrutiny

May 20, 2010
The Department of Labor has issued a fact sheet reminding employers that interns must be paid in accordance with federal law, unless the strict requirements of a six-part federal test are satisfied. Here are the elements of that test, and some guidelines on how to ensure your internship program doesn't snare your organization in a labor law violation.
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