Trucking Group's Attack On Calif. Worker Status Law Trimmed

Law360 (February 11, 2020, 5:19 PM EST) -- A federal judge cut a pair of claims from a trucking group's suit challenging a new California law that raises the bar for legally classifying workers as independent contractors, but refused to throw the lawsuit out. 

U.S. District Judge Roger Benitez on Monday partially granted a bid by California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and the Teamsters to dismiss a suit by the California Trucking Association challenging the legality of a recently enacted law known as A.B. 5 that makes it tougher for businesses to classify individuals as independent contractors. The union is an intervening defendant in the suit alongside the state....

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