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Government, Business, Safety

California Trucking Group Sues State Over Contractor Test

Contractor Test Trucks on Interstate 905 in San Diego. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

The California Trucking Association and two independent owner-operators are suing California over the state’s test to determine if a driver is an employee or a contractor.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
November 8, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

California Worker Status Rule Gives Employers Cause for Concern

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Are you an employee, and do you get all the benefits that come with it? Many California businesses wonder what the answer might now be for their workforce. And many may not like the answer under a new test recently adopted by the state Supreme Court.

Jon Steingart | Bloomberg News
May 25, 2018
Business

FedEx Wins Connecticut Independent Contractor Appeals Court Case

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An appeals court has ruled that FedEx Ground Package System drivers working out of a terminal in Hartford, Connecticut, are independent contractors and not employees of the package carrier.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
March 7, 2017
Business

Court Upholds Independent Contractor Status in Massachusetts Case

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A federal court ruled that Massachusetts courier drivers are independent contractors, turning away a bid by the state to classify the workers as employees.

Rip Watson | Special to Transport Topics
July 9, 2015
Business

N.J. Reconsiders Independent-Contractor Bill

A bill opposed by the trucking industry to classify independent drayage operators and parcel delivery drivers as company employees has been reintroduced in the New Jersey Legislature.

April 21, 2014
Government, Business

Independent Contractor Bill Reintroduced in N.J.

A bill opposed by the trucking industry to classify independent drayage operators and parcel delivery drivers as company employees has been reintroduced in the New Jersey Legislature.

Michele Fuetsch | Staff Reporter
April 15, 2014
Business

Drivers Win $2.2 Million in Calif. Contractor Status Case

A California state agency has ruled that seven drivers for Pacer International Inc. who challenged their status as independent contractors can collect $2.21 million.

Rip Watson | Special to Transport Topics
April 7, 2014
Government, Business

Cuomo Moves Deadline to Decide on N.Y. Independent Contractor Bill

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) has used a legislative loophole to extend the time he has to consider a bill that would redefine trucking independent contractors under state law.

Transport Topics
January 2, 2014
Government, Business

Bill Seeks to Prevent Independent Contractor Misclassification

Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.) and five co-sponsors have introduced a bill they said would prevent fraud in the hiring of independent contractors.

Michele Fuetsch | Staff Reporter
December 2, 2013
Business

N.Y. Independent-Contractor Bill Moves Toward Passage

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) is expected to sign a bill next month that classifies independent-contractor truck drivers as employees, the New York Post reported.

Transport Topics
August 12, 2013

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