Truckers Launch First Challenge To Calif. Gig Economy Law

By Kevin Stawicki (November 13, 2019, 10:18 PM EST) -- A California trucking group has launched the first constitutional challenge to the Golden State's standard for distinguishing between independent contractors and employees, saying a new state statute making it more difficult for businesses to classify their workers as independent contractors is trumped by federal law.

The California Trucking Association, which represents the Golden State commercial trucking industry, and two independent drivers said Tuesday in an amended lawsuit in California federal court that the state's Assembly Bill 5, which Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law in September, is preempted by the commerce and supremacy clauses of the Constitution and the Federal Aviation Administration Authorization Act....

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