Houston, TX (PRWEB) July 19, 2007
In response to the growing controversy that exists between Fedex Ground and its delivery drivers, Pulaski & Middleman, LLC of Houston, Texas has launched a regularly-updated blog dedicated to the subject, whose URL is .
The blog is intended to serve as a source of information for anyone who may have been or is currently affected by the classification of Fedex delivery drivers as independent contractors as opposed to employees. Pulaski & Middleman, LLC is led by Attorneys Adam Pulaski and David Middleman, and the firm focuses its practice on class and mass action lawsuits.
Fedex Ground is a division of Fedex Corp., and the company has been the source of legal controversy for more than a year. Specifically, claims that have been filed center on the issue of whether the Fedex drivers should be classified as independent contractors or as employees. There are significant liabilities that will be placed on either the drivers or on Fedex in regards to taxes depending on the result. Example case citations include Hart v. FedEx Ground Package System Inc., 457 F.3d 675, 676-77 (7th Cir. 2006) and DENNIS W. BYARS v. FEDEX GROUND PACKAGE SYSTEM, INC., ET AL. (AC 27385)
Different events have led to certain entities gaining the ability to be classified as employees, and one example is the decision of the Boston office of the National Labor Relations Board to classify drivers as employees so that they could hold a vote on whether or not to unionize their local shop.
Given the ongoing litigation and the fact that new stories regarding this controversy are emerging with regularity, Pulaski & Middleman, LLC is using the flexibility of a blog in order to keep up with these developments.
Pulaski & Middleman, LLC is a class and mass action plaintiff's firm located in Houston, Texas, and will continue to monitor the progress of this situation.