independent contractor status

Federal court says fleet’s drivers are employees, not contractors in Calif. ruling

An appeals court June 16 ruled that drivers working for Georgia-based carrier Affinity Logistics — but working in California — were not independent contractors, as the fleet argued, but were employees, due to the control the carrier had over its drivers’ work.

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Connecticut truckers welcome owner-operator law

A new Connecticut law dealing with independent contractor status is being embraced by owner-operator advocates.

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Association promotes bill favorable to contractor status

A bill favorable to independent contractor status for leased owner-operators in trucking is being advocated by the Messenger Courier Association of America.

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Independent thinking

Carriers test the waters with new owner-operator models to dodge worker classification problems.

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