I guess the misclassification issues for FedEx goes on

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by stopsperhour, Jun 4, 2013.

  1. MAKAVELI

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    http://m.fleetowner.com/regulations/new-jersey-bill-reclassifies-independent-truckers
     
  2. thedownhillEXPRESS

    thedownhillEXPRESS Well-Known Member

    The republican opponents of the bill and their talking points disgust me.
    Sounds like they were sent right from the desk of Fred.
     
  3. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    "The Republican leadership and the entire party have voted against this job-killing, American-dream killing bill.”

    What a load of crap.

    The American dream they're talking about being killed is the one of the wealthy CEO's.
     
  4. purplesky

    purplesky Active Member

    “the misclassification of employees presents a serious problem, as these employees often are denied access to critical benefits and protections — such as family and medical leave, overtime compensation, minimum wage pay and Unemployment Insurance — to which they are entitled.

    Sounds like FDX ground.:wink2:
     
  5. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    Actually, Fedex is way out in front of the law with its requirement that contractors own ar least 3.routes.
     
  6. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Yep, a convenient way to circumvent the law. WTF difference doe it make if you own 3 routes or 23 if the underlying business model is a scam?
     
  7. MAKAVELI

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    Read the bill. It doesn't mention anything about number of routes.
     
  8. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    I think bbsam thinks Ground is untouchable. Maybe, maybe not. Fred can't buy everyone.
     
  9. MAKAVELI

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    I guess we'll see if Christie has a sack to go against his party.
     
  10. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Fat Boy probably can't risk alienating any more GOP faithful. When he took Federal Aid from that "Commie" Obama for Sandy, Christie :censored2: a lot of them off.
     
  11. Code 82 Approved

    Code 82 Approved Titanium Plus+ Level Member

    I own a domain he(legal) told me to surrender, I do have a price. Funny it's your handle here mrfedex!
     
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  12. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    Wow. It most certainly does. You just have to understand the context in which this bill resides.
     
  13. MAKAVELI

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    And what is exactly the context? Please explain oh wise one.
     
  14. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    Ok. It has to do with the fact that all Ground contractors are incorporated. They are set up as a business entity. How many corporations are employees? Buy it doesn't end there. The 3 route requirement satisfies what the courts look for in a company in the management by the owner to generate a profit or absorb a loss. It is not pay based on hours or piece work or salary. Services are rendered by a company that has money invested in equipment and personnel in order to provide the good or service.



    The bill presumes an employee/emoyer relationship u less the contractor or recipient of the good or service can show otherwise.



    As I said. FedEx is way out front on this.
     
  15. MAKAVELI

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    This is the key paragraph. You are ass-uming outcome of that situation before it is litigated.
     
  16. overflowed

    overflowed Well-Known Member

    +1
     
  17. overflowed

    overflowed Well-Known Member

    So in essence BB you are saying fedex fixed the scam so all is good? This doesn't make you nervous that it might get the snow ball rolling? If anyone thinks more than the way you do, it's politicians. As long as it benefits them.
     
  18. STFXG

    STFXG Well-Known Member

    Are you guys trying to say BB is an employee of fedex and not independent? Really?
     
  19. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    Not at all. The snowball rolled a long time ago. This bill is aimed at the business model Ground used years ago and other companies use today. Ground has shown them the formula to continue to use contractors should they so choose.
     
  20. MAKAVELI

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    It doesn't look like ground meets any of those listed criteria to be considered contractors.