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Season 2 Episode 1 - Does California's AB-5 law mean the end of the owner operator?

There have long been allegations of employee misclassification in the trucking industry, especially among companies that abuse the lease-purchase contractor model. But aside from those examples, there is ample case law around the country suggesting any subcontractor performing work that is ostensibly the same as the contracting entity must be declared an employee. That calls into question this industry's relationships with its owner-operators. In this episode, Jim Park talks about the potential impact of AB-5 and other efforts to end employee misclassification with HDT editor-in-chief, Deborah Lockridge. They are joined by Julie Gutman Dickinson, California local counsel to the Teamsters Union Port Division, Fred Potter, President of Teamsters Union Local No. 469 in Hazlet, New Jersey, and an International Vice-President At-Large for the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, and Joe Rajkovacz, director of government affairs and communications for the Western States Trucking Association.   

The International Brotherhood of Teamsters

Teamsters Union Port Division

Western States Trucking Association

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