A U.S. appeals court reviewing the first of 21 class-action cases by FedEx Corp. (FDX) drivers claiming they’re company employees and not independent contractors asked the Kansas Supreme Court how drivers are classified under that state’s law.

Current and former drivers sued the company’s FedEx Ground Package System Inc. unit alleging they were wrongly classified as contractors so the company could avoid paying costs and expenses they incurred. The drivers also seek payment of overtime wages.
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