Another thread talks about the Lasership settlement with contractors that says the should have been employees. Curiously, there wasn't a lot of commentary from the usual cheerleaders for Ground. The settlement agreement is 25 pages long, but the essence of it is that Lasership "won" in trial court, but was going to lose on appeal, so they settled. This case sounds exactly like FedEx Ground and their relationship with an IC. The ISP, which has been legal so far, requires contractors to own multiple routes, thereby creating "true" independent contractors. We shall see. Lots of work for little pay, and major profits to those running the scam. Analogous.