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Trucking Industry Braces After 9th Circ. Preemption Loss

By Linda Chiem (April 29, 2021, 5:13 PM EDT) -- The trucking industry is girding for new legal clashes and compliance hurdles after the Ninth Circuit held federal law doesn't shield motor carriers from California's heightened legal standard for classifying workers as independent contractors.

A 2-1 appellate panel on Wednesday voided a district court injunction that gave motor carriers and owner-operators a temporary reprieve from A.B. 5, the 2020 law that made it more difficult for California employers to label their workers as independent contractors instead of employees.

The majority's ruling throws another stiff roadblock to attempts to dodge state workplace regulations that apply broadly to all sectors in the Golden...

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