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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 Citations

The Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office cited FedEx Ground Package System, Inc. for intentionally misclassifying 13 drivers as independent contractors rather than as employees, failing to provide a proper paystub, failing to provide workers’ compensation, not paying overtime, and neglecting to deduct and withhold state income taxes. In addition to assessing monetary penalties, the citations require FedEx Ground to rectify the violations and provide restitution to the drivers. The Attorney General’s investigation into FedEx Ground is ongoing.

Misconduct Type
Labor
Enforcement Agency
State/Local
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Administrative
Disposition
Fine
Date of Citations
12/19/2007
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
FedEx Corporation $190,500
Further Information Released
Citations 2/27/2008
Massachusetts AG Press Release 2/27/2008

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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database