The judge overseeing a class action lawsuit against FedEx Ground over its classification of certain drivers as independent contractors instead of employees has approved the company’s June-announced $228 million settlement with 2,300 California-based FedEx drivers. The settlement will resolve the legal battle that’s now stretched a decade, as the original complaint in the case was brought against the LTL giant in 2005. Truck operators for the company claimed their designation as contractors, and not company employees, kept them from being eligible for certain state-required employee benefits like overtime pay and rest breaks.

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