A U.S. Southern District Court on Jan. 16 granted a preliminary injunction prohibiting California state officials from enforcing a controversial new law against motor carriers that makes it virtually impossible to contract with owner-operators in the state.
January 16, 2020
Trucking companies using owner-operators in California can breathe a sigh of relief for now, as a judge has extended a temporary restraining order keeping officials from enforcing the onerous terms of its AB5 independent contractor law against motor carriers.
January 13, 2020
Another court decision, this time at the state level, has reinforced the trucking industry’s contention that California’s stringent new ABC test restricting independent contractor use is preempted by federal law.
January 9, 2020
Trucking got a temporary reprieve from California’s AB5, a controversial new law in effect Jan. 1 severely limiting the ability to use independent contractors.
January 1, 2020
As a controversial new law targeting the use of independent contractors goes into effect Jan. 1 in California, there’s still immense uncertainty about how it will be enforced and even how long it will remain law in its current form.
December 31, 2019
The Western States Trucking Association filed a lawsuit in federal court challenging a construction-trucking-specific provision of California’s already controversial Assembly Bill 5, which severely restricts the use of independent contractors in the state.
December 20, 2019