Justices Pass On NJ Trucking Independent Contractor Battle
Law360 (October 8, 2019, 1:46 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to review the Third Circuit’s precedential finding that a federal law limiting state regulation of the trucking industry doesn’t preempt New Jersey’s method of distinguishing between independent contractors and employees, according to orders released Monday.
The high court rejected the petition by American Eagle Express Inc., which is fighting a proposed class alleging it misclassified its drivers as independent contractors in order to skirt wage protections given to workers classified as employees. A three-judge Third Circuit panel ruled in January that the Federal Aviation Administration Authorization Act doesn’t preempt the New Jersey Wage and Hour...
Stay ahead of the curve
In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.
Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!