NJ Senate Panel Advances Trucker Classification Bill

Law360, New York (March 4, 2013, 5:10 PM EST) -- A New Jersey Senate panel on Monday advanced legislation that supporters say will crack down on drayage trucking companies that misclassify workers as independent contractors to avoid paying taxes and providing employee benefits.

The Truck Operator Independent Contractor Act, or S. 1450, would create a presumption that a work arrangement in the drayage trucking or parcel delivery trucking industries is an employer-employee relationship, rather than a contractor relationship, unless the employer can prove otherwise based on specific conditions. Drayage trucking involves short-distance transportation of goods....
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