Trucking Cos. Hit Rough Patches In Calif. Classification Fights

By Linda Chiem (April 4, 2019, 7:51 PM EDT) -- Trucking companies are facing increasingly narrow legal avenues in their challenges to California's stringent worker classification standard as courts continue to reject claims that the Golden State's workplace regulations unduly burden motor carriers and undermine federal law, experts say.

A district court's recent finding that federal law does not preempt California's version of the so-called ABC test for distinguishing between employees and independent contractors is just the latest example of courts throwing stiff roadblocks to the trucking industry's attempts to dodge state workplace regulations that apply broadly to all industries.

On March 29, the Western States Trucking Association lost its bid to...

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