Independent Contractors

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November 2, 2015

Port Strike Ends in California

After five days of picketing, the most recent job action by port truckers has come to an end at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.

October 28, 2015

Port Drivers Strike Again Over Misclassification Issue

This week, truck drivers went on strike at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach over employee misclassification and wage theft.

September 29, 2015

Amazon Flex Program is Like Uber for Last-Mile Delivery

Amazon has unveiled what some are calling Uber for last-mile delivery, after the fast-growing service that replaces traditional taxis with an app that links riders and drivers.

August 31, 2015

The Latest Threat to the Owner-Operator Model

New guidance from the Department of Labor issued in July could pose a threat to the trucking industry's use of owner-operator drivers as independent contractors, with the American Trucking Associations calling it "an aggressive departure from prevailing classification standards."

August 13, 2015

Reassessing the Independent Contractor

Truck driver classification should be weighed in light of current waged hour laws, safety regulations and the Affordable Care Act

July 23, 2015

Contractor/Employee Debate Heating up at Ports

Are drivers who handle the drayage of intermodal containers into and out of the nation's ports employees or independent contractors? The controversy was visible this week at ports on both coasts.

June 12, 2015

FedEx Settles Independent Contractor Suit for $228 Million

FedEx Ground reached an agreement with plaintiffs in an independent contractor lawsuit to settle for $228 million.

May 1, 2015

Striking Port Truckers Return to Work

After a week of striking at port terminals and businesses across southern California, truckers from all of the affected companies have returned to work.

April 28, 2015

Port Truckers Picket As Far South As Mexico Border

Port truck drivers from four trucking companies continued picketing at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, disrupting cargo operations across Southern California as far south as the border.

April 27, 2015

Port Truckers Strike Over Job Misclassification

Hundreds of truckers from companies servicing the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have walked off the job to protest what they say are unfair labor practices due to improper employee classification.

February 25, 2015 Matches Loads with Trucks is an online service allowing users to find trucks or loads in a single source. Both contractors and dump truck owners can become members, connecting the two sides.

February 19, 2015

Teamsters to Assist Truckers if So Cal Ports Shutdown

The Teamsters Union announced an effort to provide unemployment benefits to truckers working from the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach in the event of a shut down.

January 9, 2015

Fleet Enterprises to Expand Trailer Maintenance

A Midwest/Northeast mobile maintenance and repair company is turning to independent contractors to help it expand its trailer maintenance offerings.

October 7, 2014

Kansas Court Rules FedEx Drivers Are Employees

The Kansas Supreme Court has ruled that a group of about 500 drivers working for FedEx Ground had been misclassified as independent contractors instead of employees.

September 22, 2014

Labor Department Hands Out Money for Misclassified Worker Enforcement

The U.S. Department of Labor has awarded more than $10 million to 19 states to implement or improve worker misclassification detection and enforcement initiatives in unemployment insurance programs.

August 27, 2014

FedEx Drivers Are Employees Not Contractors, Court Rules

The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday ruled two classes of individuals working for FedEx Ground in California and Oregon were misclassified as independent contractors instead of employees.

July 30, 2014

California Supreme Court Rules Against Carrier in Misclassification Lawsuit

The California Supreme Court issued a decision this week affirming the state’s labor and unemployment compensation laws are not preempted by federal statute, specifically the Federal Aviation Administration Authorization Act of 1994.

July 25, 2014

Judge Approves $3 Million Settlement in OOIDA, C.R. England Case

A federal judge, ending more than a decade of litigation, has approved a legal settlement between the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association and the trucking company C.R. England.

July 11, 2014

Two Companies Team Up for Independent Contractor Insurance Enrollment, Management

EBE Technologies, a developer of enterprise business process management applications for the transportation industry, has partnered with TrueNorth Companies, a risk management solutions provider to the transportation industry, to create OverDrive.

June 18, 2014

Court Rules Truckers are Employees, Not Independent Contractors

If a company can control the details of the work performed on its behalf, then workers are employees, not independent contractors, the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals said in a ruling this week involving a California case and truck drivers.



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