1st Circuit: Only 1 Of 3 Prongs Of State Employment Statute Is Preempted

(March 10, 2016, 9:29 AM EST) -- BOSTON — Only one prong of The Massachusetts Independent Contractor Statute is preempted by the Federal Aviation Administration Authorization Act (FAAAA) and that preempted requirement is several from the statute’s two remaining requirements, the First Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled Feb. 22, partially reversing a trial court’s decision in a wage-and-hour suit filed against FedEx Ground Package System Inc. (Clayton Schwann, et al. v. FedEx Ground Package System, Inc., d/b/a FedEx Home Delivery, No. 15-1214, 1st Cir.; 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 3050).

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