independent contractor misclassification

The undeclared war on owner-operators

Greg Fulton | July 30, 2013

Reclassification, hours of service rules, increased equipment costs and state and local regulations on idling, parking and noise are smothering the owner-operator, writes Greg Fulton.

What an exotic dancer-led lawsuit means to leased businesses

| November 29, 2012

If you thought owner-operators and exotic dancers had nothing in common, think again. A recent $13 million case settlement reveals independent contractor classification issues similar in scope.

Some L.A. port truckers voting for union representation

| April 09, 2012

Employee unions can be tools toward giving workers a stronger basis in decisions regarding their collective interests, just as small-business associations can help to give collective voice to small business interests. Where the line between ...

Heads-up on new partnership that could change the leasing game

| November 17, 2011

This month in Overdrive, I examined a couple different alternatives to traditional leasing models carriers and their advisers are exploring for ways to avoid what some see as long-term growing challenges to the independent contractor ...

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