misclassification

Judge rules against truckers in classification case

| February 25, 2015

A federal judge in a U.S. District Court in Massachusetts ruled against truck operators earlier this month in two separate but related lawsuits challenging their status as independent contractors and alleging their carriers violated state ...

Truckers get $2 million from carriers after court deems them misclassified as contractors

| February 03, 2015

A California court has ordered San Diego-based carrier Pacer Cartage to pay seven of its drivers more than $2 million in back pay for what it deemed to be wage theft by the carrier.

Class of FedEx Ground independent contractors deemed employees in Kansas Supreme Court

| October 07, 2014

FedEx response to the ruling expressed commitment to protect "the rights of thousands of independent business owners to continue owning and operating their own businesses."

California’s high court rules carrier misclassified drivers as independent contractors

| July 31, 2014

Drivers signed on as independent contractors for the Long Beach, Calif.-based Pac Anchor Transportation were misclassified as contractors and should have instead been classified as employees of the carrier, the California Supreme Court ruled unanimously ...

Teamsters’ case against Green Fleet Systems goes to labor board

| June 23, 2014

The National Labor Relations Board will hear arguments Aug. 25 from a California trucking company and the Teamsters union after vacating their informal agreement regarding union activity.

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

| June 17, 2014

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 ...

Worker advocacy groups say nearly 70 percent of port truckers misclassified as contractors

| February 24, 2014

Nearly 50,000 of the 75,000 port truckers in the U.S. are misclassified as independent contractors, according to a recent report, which says the misclassification costs federal and state governments significant tax losses.

New York targets owner-operator misclassification

| January 16, 2014

In a bill supported by both the New York Motor Carrier Association and the Teamsters, the state is changing misclassification rules to bolster legit contractors and punish misclassification violators.

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