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Trucking Group Challenges California Independent Contractor Law

Trucking Group Challenges California Independent Contractor Law

The California Trucking Association and two California-based owner-operators filed a lawsuit challenging the "ABC" employment test mandated by the state's new independent contractor law, which the group says threatens the livelihood of independent truck drivers and is pre-empted by federal law.

November 13, 2019

Knight-Swift Agrees to $100 Million Settlement in Misclassification Lawsuit
California Rules Against NFI in Driver Wage Lawsuit

California Rules Against NFI in Driver Wage Lawsuit

The California Labor Commissioner ruled against NFI/California Cartage to the tune of $6 million for what it says was intentional misclassification of truck drivers as independent contractors to avoid paying a proper wage. NFI is appealing the decision.

January 11, 2019

J.B. Hunt Settles Truck Driver Wage Lawsuit for $15 Million

J.B. Hunt Settles Truck Driver Wage Lawsuit for $15 Million

J.B. Hunt has reportedly settled a class-action driver wage lawsuit for $15 million after fighting the claims for more than a decade, a suit that has been cited in recent debates over when federal rules regarding driver work should pre-empt state regulations.

October 9, 2018

New California Law Holds Retailers Liable for Truck Driver Misclassification
L.A. May Ban Port Companies that Misclassify Drivers

L.A. May Ban Port Companies that Misclassify Drivers

The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously on Dec. 12 to investigate a ban of trucking and warehousing companies that break local, state, and federal employment laws from operating on city property.

December 13, 2017

Pay Hikes Abound as Fleets Try to Retain Drivers
Port Strike Highlights Pay, Emissions Regulation Struggles
Walmart Ordered to Pay $54 Million in Driver Pay Lawsuit
Port Drivers Strike Again Over Misclassification Issue