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Will Driver Misclassification Issues Ease Under Trump Administration?

Independent contractors operating at ports, like the Port of Long Beach, are challenging their status. Photo: Jim Park

February 7, 2017

What will happen to the battle over the alleged "misclassification" of owner-operator truck drivers under our new Republican administration? Deborah Lockridge has some insight in her "All That's Trucking" blog.

Tags: Drivers, Legal, Independent Contractors

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Tuesday, February 7, 2017 12:39 PM | » Comments(0)

Flowers Foods Facing Employee Misclassification Problems

Tastykake is one of many brands owned by Flowers Foods. 2009 photo by Ezra Wolfe, used under Creative Commons license.

August 11, 2016

The Department of Labor may be getting involved in an employee “misclassification” situation involving delivery drivers at Flowers Foods, the Georgia-based company that owns Wonder Bread, Nature’s Own, Tastykake and other brands.

Tags: Truck Drivers, Department of Labor, Private Fleets, Independent Contractors, Delivery Fleets, Flowers Foods

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Thursday, August 11, 2016 7:45 AM | » Comments(3)

Misclassification Battle Continues at Ports

Photo: Ed Alfaro

February 8, 2016

Every few months, it seems, we report on a strike or protest at the ports about the alleged practice of "misclassifying" drivers as owner-operators rather than employees. Deborah Lockridge has the latest update on this issue in her "All That's Trucking" blog.

Tags: Port Trucking, XPO Logistics, Independent Contractors, Drayage

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Monday, February 8, 2016 9:09 AM | » Comments(0)

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