California motor carriers may relieve themselves from liability for penalties associated with the misclassification of drivers as independent contractors, provided they agree to reclassify their drivers as employees and pay applicable costs and penalties. On October 10, 2015, California Governor Jerry Brown (D) approved A.B. 621, entitled the Motor Carrier Employer Amnesty Program (“Program”). The Program permits eligible motor carriers… Read more →
Bill S.B. 332 This bill would amend Maine workers’ compensation law and create a presumption of employee status in the freight transportation and courier and messenger services industries such that the operator of a motor vehicle engaged in the business of freight transportation or courier and messenger services is considered an employee unless all of Subsection 2 applies or the operator… Read more →
Bill A.B. 950 This bill would add a new provision to the California Labor Code, stating that a drayage truck operator is the employee of the entity or person who arranges for or engages the services of the operator for purposes of state laws that govern employment, including workers’ compensation and insurance, occupational safety and health, and provisions that prohibit retaliation… Read more →
Bill S.B. 1851 This bill would amend the Illinois Employee Classification Act such that “employment” does not include services performed by an individual as an operator of a truck, truck-tractor, or tractor, if the person or entity to which the individual is contracted for service shows that the individual is (1) either: (i) registered or licensed as a motor carrier of… Read more →
Bill H.B. 2133 This bill would define the relationship of an independent contractor with a trucking company such that he or she may have a lease agreement and ensures that the independent contractor has access to workers’ compensation coverage if so desired.