Truckers Launch First Challenge To Calif. Gig Economy Law

Law360 (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....

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!

TRY LAW360 FREE FOR SEVEN DAYS