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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

The federal government routinely awards contracts to companies with histories of misconduct, including contract fraud and other violations. POGO believes that providing this website will help to improve contracting decisions and increase public knowledge of how the government spends billions of taxpayer dollars each year. Read more…

Misclassifying Workers – Massachusetts Attorney General Lawsuit

FedEx Ground agreed to pay Massachusetts $3 million to settle claims alleging the company underpaid payroll taxes, worker’s compensation, and unemployment insurance by misclassifying drivers as independent contractors rather than employees. In addition, 13 drivers who were the subject of a 2007 administrative action (see FedEx instance, “Misclassifying Workers – Massachusetts Citations”) will receive $15,000 each. In settling, FedEx Ground did not admit to any wrongdoing.

Misconduct Type
Labor
Enforcement Agency
State/Local
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
N/A
Disposition
Settlement
Date of Settlement Announcement
7/15/2010
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
FedEx Corporation $3,045,000
Further Information Released
Massachusetts AG Press Release 11/4/2010

See also:

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database