AB 5

Government, Business, Logistics

Appeals Court Denies Teamsters Motion in California Trucking Association Lawsuit

Traffic in Los Angeles Los Angeles-area traffic. (Jamie Rector/Bloomberg News)

A federal appeals court has denied an effort to temporarily lift a lower court’s preliminary injunction blocking California from enforcing a state law that restricts how motor carriers classify independent operators.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
April 2, 2020
Government, Business, Technology

Uber Fails to Block California Gig-Worker Law for Its Drivers

A passenger pulls bags while waiting for a ride at the Uber pickup area at LAX in October 2019. A passenger pulls bags while waiting for a ride at the Uber pickup area at LAX in October 2019. (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News)

Uber Technologies Inc. failed to persuade a judge to shield its drivers from California’s gig-worker protection law while the company challenges the landmark measure in court.

February 10, 2020
Government, Business

Uber Urges California Court to End AB 5

(Jason Alden/Bloomberg News) (Jason Alden/Bloomberg News)

Uber Technologies Inc. wants to smother what the company calls California’s “Frankenstein” gig-worker protection law before state officials turn it loose.

February 7, 2020
Government, Business

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy Signs Laws to Protect Misclassified Workers

Phil Murphy New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy speaks at the State of the State address in Trenton, N.J., on Jan. 14. (Seth Wenig/AP)

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy recently signed a series of laws meant to combat worker misclassification.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
February 4, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Logistics, Breaking News

Judge Sides With California Trucking Association, Issues Preliminary Injunction in AB 5 Fight

AB 5 Fight Traffic on a California highway. (Getty Images)

A federal judge in San Diego on Jan. 16 issued a preliminary injunction against the trucking component of a California law that would restrict how independent workers can be classified by companies. The judge’s ruling means the state of California cannot implement the law as it pertains to the trucking industry.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
January 16, 2020
Government, Business, Safety, Perspective

Perspective: California’s AB 5 Threatens Future of ‘Gig’ Economy

California’s effort to reshape the “gig” economy hit a significant roadblock earlier this month when a federal court issued a temporary injunction prohibiting the application of the state’s new rules to truck drivers, citing a conflict with federal law. The roadblock is by no means fatal, but it’s not insignificant — not when there are so many lawsuits left to be decided.

Stephen L. Carter | Bloomberg Opinion
January 15, 2020
Government, Business

Court Extends TRO on Trucking Component of California’s AB 5

Vehicles on a California highway Getty Images

Judge Roger Benitez of the Southern District Court of California on Jan. 13 extended a temporary restraining order against the implementation of the trucking component in California’s Assembly Bill 5.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
January 13, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics

California Judge Rules Federal Law Exempts NFI From AB 5

NFI NFI trucks. (NFI Industries)

A California state judge has ruled that federal law exempts a New Jersey-based motor carrier from a new California law that calls for reclassifying independent contractor truck drivers as company employees.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
January 9, 2020
Government, Business

Federal Judge Issues TRO Against Enforcement of California AB 5

Truck in traffic in California KPIX CBS SF Bay Area via YouTube

A federal judge in the Southern District Court of California on Dec. 31 issued a temporary restraining order against the implementation of California’s Assembly Bill 5, as it pertains to the trucking industry.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
January 1, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics

California Trucking Association Challenges New State Labor Law

I-405 in Los Angeles I-405 in Los Angeles by Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg

The California Trucking Association has amended its 2018 independent contractor federal lawsuit to challenge a new state labor law that the association claims would prevent thousands of motor carriers from contracting with owner-operators.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
November 13, 2019

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