By Linda Chiem (January 1, 2019, 12:03 PM EST) -- Wage-and-hour lawsuits challenging the independent-contractor classification of drivers in the commercial trucking, delivery and ride-hailing industries and lawsuits concerning arbitration and class action standards are among the court battles that transportation attorneys will keep their eye on in 2019.
The cases playing out in California and Washington, D.C., have the potential to significantly shake up long-standing practices at transportation companies for hiring workers and drafting contracts and create additional tension between federal and state regulations governing certain facets of the sector.
Here's a breakdown of some of the high-profile legal battles that transportation attorneys will be tracking closely in 2019....
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