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6/28/2013
FedEx drivers await judge's approval in California wage and hour case
By Clarissa Kell-Holland, Land Line staff writer

Less than a year after a wage and hour lawsuit was filed on behalf of FedEx delivery drivers in California, plaintiffs in the case are awaiting preliminary approval of a class-action settlement for more than $1 million.

According to documents filed with the court on Monday, June 24, Eugene Chavez, who is the lead plaintiff in the case against FedEx Freight Inc., is seeking U.S. District Court Judge Dale S. Fischer’s approval on a joint stipulation of a class-action settlement with FedEx.

The case, which was filed with the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California in Los Angeles in August 2012, alleged that FedEx did not provide employees with meal breaks nor did it pay them an additional hour of wages as required by law for missed meal breaks. The suit also claims the company did not provide employees with rest breaks or pay them an additional hour of wages as required by law for a missed rest break.

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