US Law Doesn't Trump Truckers' Wage Claims, Judge Says

Law360, New York (March 29, 2013, 6:05 PM EDT) -- A Massachusetts federal judge ruled Thursday that federal transportation law did not preempt state wage law claims against a trucking company, certifying a class action against 3PD Inc. and finding that the company had misclassified delivery drivers as independent contractors.

U.S. District Judge Douglas P. Woodlock rejected 3PD's contention that the delivery drivers' claims that the company had unlawfully shifted various business costs to its employees by classifying them as independent contractors in violation of Massachusetts state law were preempted by the Federal Aviation Administration Authorization Act...
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