Coalition for Independent Truckers to Defend Contractor Model
A trade group representing independent contractors has begun a program to recruit independent drivers to serve as “ambassadors” to educate lawmakers about their importance.May 25, 2023
Labor Nominee Su Faces Doubts in Senate
WASHINGTON — Labor secretary nominee Julie Su won praise at her Senate hearing April 20 as “a champion of the working class” even as some key Democrats were unwilling to voice support.
Uber, Lyft Get Positive Ruling in California Labor Case
App-based ride-hailing and delivery companies like Uber and Lyft can continue to treat their California drivers as independent contractors, a state appeals court ruled March 13.
Trucking Weighs In on Independent Contractor Proposal
The U.S. Department of Labor has proposed a rule that would set multi-factor standards for what constitutes an independent contractor.October 13, 2022
Gig Work Vote in Massachusetts Blocked by Court
A Massachusetts ballot initiative bankrolled by Uber Technologies Inc., Lyft Inc., and DoorDash Inc. to cement their workers’ status as independent contractors will not move forward, the state’s Supreme Judicial Court ruled.
California Trucking Association Takes AB 5 Case to Supreme Court
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.August 10, 2021
ATA, Freight Stakeholders Push Back on US Senate’s PRO Act
Freight stakeholders are voicing opposition to a bill currently being debated in the U.S. Senate that aims to make changes to federal classification for workers.
Labor Department Drops Independent Contractor Rule
The U.S. Department of Labor has announced the withdrawal of a federal regulation for classification of independent contractors that the agency earlier said would “promote certainty” for the trucking industry’s use of contractors, but which it now maintains would introduce “substantial confusion and uncertainty on the topic.”May 6, 2021
Department of Labor Proposes Withdrawal of Its Independent Contractor Rule
The U.S. Department of Labor has proposed withdrawing a rule adopted in the waning days of the Trump administration that was generally perceived to be favorable to motor carriers’ use of independent contractors.March 16, 2021
California Court Rejects Suit Challenging Independent Contractor Exemption
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.