Posts Tagged ‘truck drivers’

AB 5’s Legal Challenges Update

AB 5, one of the most widely publicized and controversial bills from last year, has been (mostly) officially in effect for slightly over a month. As expected, the new worker classification law is facing several legal challenges from various industry groups, one of which has resulted in an injunction. Below are updates on the legal […]

6 Feb 20 - Independent Contractor - James W. Ward - No CommentsRead More »

California Challenges Federal Preemption of Meal and Rest Break Laws

California’s Labor Commissioner is challenging a recent Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) determination that federal law preempts California’s meal and rest break rules for certain truck drivers. On December 21, 2018, the FMCSA issued a determination of preemption, in which it concluded that federal law (49 U.S.C. 31141(c)) preempts California’s meal and rest break […]

15 Feb 19 - Meal and Rest Break - Erika Pickles - No CommentsRead More »

Jury Award: Employer Can’t Force Drivers to Transport Alcohol Against Religious Beliefs

A federal jury in Illinois recently awarded $240,000 to two Muslims who were fired from their jobs as truck drivers when they refused to transport alcohol because it violated their religious beliefs. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed the case on behalf of the employees. According to the EEOC, the employer, a transportation […]

23 Oct 15 - Discrimination - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »