Interesting forbes article re independent contractors

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by RTURNSONLY, May 9, 2013.

  1. RTURNSONLY

    RTURNSONLY Member

  2. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

  3. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    Why is that? All of my employees are paid as employees. Furthermore, there is nothing new in the article at all. All of this is very familiar ground for FedEx legal, wouldn't you agree? Seems odd that the U.S. Government would bother having even more agencies asking the same questions. My guess is FedEx has this well covered. Other companies, probably not.
     
  4. TUT

    TUT Well-Known Member

    It's only as well covered as the law permits and laws can change.
     
  5. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    Very true. However, in another thread barnyard pointed out very succinctly why the law has not been changed in the past and the array of money and special interests that align themselves against changing the law. Furthermore, Fedex legal has proved itself adept at tweakng its model.
     
  6. TUT

    TUT Well-Known Member

    True enough. But things are always changing, they are looking at digital purchases now and are working towards these said products need to work or be refunded. For example you buy something with bugs... and you have to fight for a refund. Point is, there getting around to things as the get there. I have to say it is what it is right now, I'm not crazy about it because it is a way of getting around having to have employees and then having to live up to minimums. The whole everyone is now part time in retail so I don't have to give beni's is such a slap in the face to our children.
     
  7. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    I have to agree that they've been good at tweaking it to conform with the law. But it does seem that there is a change in the wind, at least if one is to believe the article. Forbes isn't exactly known for being a liberal forum.
     
  8. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    Forbes indeed is not a liberal magazine. But it is a fairly conservative one that would use any governmental action to gin up fear (and money) to its viewpoint. Not unlike the NRA I might add. ( Sorry Mr 7). Hell, they even encourage fear in the title.
     
  9. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    But we'll see how long they can push their luck.
     
  10. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    if you ever took the time to understand the huge gray area that the law creates, you would understand that it's not luck.
     
  11. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    That gray area is Fred's millions going to politicians and lobbyists.
     
  12. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is



    Oh? You're now our forum legal expert too?


    Now that's much more accurate.
     
  13. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    As barnyard explained, it isn't only Fred's.
     
  14. Punani Patrol

    Punani Patrol New Member

    What has changed since RPS? Have we not been through this conversation before? FDX needed a real ground service. Express employees just need to accept, adapt, or change your situation. I did and I couldn't be happier!
     
  15. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    What is your situation now?
     
  16. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    doesn't take a legal expert. Just an understanding of how and why the law has been and remains vague.
     
  17. So when independent contractors start up fast food franchises .. how is that legal? :happy-very: