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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

New California Law Holds Retailers Liable for Truck Driver Misclassification
California Truckers to Protest Anti-Independent Contractor Ruling
Lawsuit Filed Against XPO Over Port Truck Driver Wages and Benefits
Seattle's Independent Port Drivers Get More Time to Buy Clean Trucks
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

New Legislation Introduced to Fight Driver Abuses at Ports
Port Strike Highlights Pay, Emissions Regulation Struggles
Court Finds Swift Contract Workers Were Employees

Court Finds Swift Contract Workers Were Employees

An Arizona court has ruled that independent-contractor drivers were effectively and legally employees in the latest update of a class-action lawsuit against Swift Transportation.

January 11, 2017

Port Trucking Company Ordered to Court Over Unfair Labor Practices

Port Trucking Company Ordered to Court Over Unfair Labor Practices

In what's being called a historic case, the Los Angeles office of the National Labor Relations Board is looking into whether port trucking company Intermodal Bridge Transport engaged in unfair labor practices toward its drivers by misclassifying employees as independent contractors.

April 26, 2016

Port Drivers Strike Again Over Misclassification Issue
Striking Port Truckers Return to Work

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.

May 1, 2015