AB 5

Government, Business

Owner-Operator Model Analyzed at Legal Conference

U.S. Supreme Court U.S. Supreme Court building. (Getty Images)

For decades, the trucking industry’s use of independent owner-operators has been a delicate, but successful, dance between the business and personal needs of motor carriers and contractors. Now, the contractor model’s future is in the hands of the U.S. Supreme Court.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
September 3, 2021
Government, Business

California Trucking Association Takes AB 5 Case to Supreme Court

U.S. Supreme Court The U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News)

The California Trucking Association is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review a state independent contractor law — known as AB 5 — that it argues should be exempt from enforcement for motor carriers based on federal pre-emption.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
August 10, 2021
Government, Business

California Trucking Association to Take AB 5 Case to Supreme Court

U.S. Supreme Court The U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C.., on June 22. (Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg News)

The California Trucking Association on June 21 learned that the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will not reconsider its earlier rejection of CTA’s challenge to a state independent contractor law. CTA plans to appeal its complaint to the nation’s highest court.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
June 22, 2021
Government, Business, Logistics

Carriers, Independent Contractors Oppose California AB 5 Contractor Law

Truck on highway A truck travels on I-15 in California. (Bim/Getty Images)

Trade organizations representing motor carriers and independent owner-operators alike say they strongly oppose a new California law that aims to reclassify large numbers of independent contractors as company employees, according to new documents filed in a recent appellate court challenge to the law.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
June 16, 2021
Government, Business

CTA Pursues Review of AB 5 Contractor Ruling

gavel CTA said the court should grant a rehearing. (Getty Images)

The California Trucking Association has asked the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for a full appellate court review of a three-member panel’s earlier decision regarding a state law that many in trucking deem unfair to the industry.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
May 26, 2021
Government, Business

California Trucking Association to Appeal AB 5 Decision

Trucks on highway Traffic on I-10 in Los Angeles. (Mark J. Terrill/Associated Press)

The California Trucking Association will appeal a court decision on the state’s independent contractor law that many in trucking deem unfavorable to the industry, CTA CEO Shawn Yadon said on May 3.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
May 4, 2021
Government, Business

Appeals Court Rules California Can Enforce AB 5

Truck on highway A truck travels on a road in California. (vitpho/Getty Images)

A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has rejected a lower court’s preliminary injunction that blocked the immediate implementation of California’s Assembly Bill 5 law, which motor carriers have claimed would make use of independent contractors next to impossible.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
April 28, 2021
Government, Business

California Court Rejects Suit Challenging Independent Contractor Exemption

Dozens of AB 5 supporters rally at California's Capitol in Sacramento in August 2019. (Rich Pedroncelli/Associated Press) Dozens of AB 5 supporters rally at California's Capitol in Sacramento in August 2019. (Rich Pedroncelli/Associated Press)

The California Supreme Court rejected a lawsuit Feb. 3 that sought to overturn a ballot measure that makes app-based ride-hailing and delivery drivers independent contractors instead of employees eligible for benefits and job protections.

Brian Melley | Associated Press
February 4, 2021
Government, Business

Group of Uber, Lyft Drivers Ask California Court to Scrap Ballot Measure

A rideshare car displays Lyft and Uber stickers in downtown Los Angeles. (Richard Vogel/Associated Press) A rideshare car displays Lyft and Uber stickers in downtown Los Angeles. (Richard Vogel/Associated Press)

A group of ride-hail and delivery drivers are suing to invalidate the California ballot measure approved in November that declared them independent contractors, the latest volley in the state’s yearslong struggle over whether gig workers are employees.

Josh Eidelson | Bloomberg News
January 12, 2021
Government, Business, Breaking News

Department of Labor Issues Final Rule on Independent Contractor Status

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The U.S. Department of Labor on Jan. 6 issued a final rule revising its interpretation of independent contractor status under the Fair Labor Standards Act that it said will “promote certainty for stakeholders, reduce litigation and encourage innovation in the economy.”

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
January 6, 2021

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