Law Alert: Idaho and Other States Dig In Their Heels on Interstate Hemp Transportation
More from Scopelitis on the Big Sky Scientific, LLC v. Idaho State Police case involving shipments of hemp that pass through their borders.
Scopelitis in the News: "The California Independent Contractor Crisis: Undermining the Owner-Operator." Overdrive Magazine. February 4, 2019.
Scopelitis President & Managing Partner Greg Feary on independent contractor classification in Overdrive Magazine.
Scopelitis International Newsletter - January 2019
Updates from the Scopelitis International Transportation Law team.
Scopelitis in the News: "Arbitration Isn't Dead After New Prime, Law Firm Says, But States Will Be the Battleground." January 29, 2019. FreightWaves.
Scopelitis Partner Braden Core in FreightWaves on a series of decisions that have not clarified the legal status of whether an independent owner operator is an employee or an independent contractor.
Law Alert: NLRB Re-Focuses Its Independent Contractor Test
More on The National Labor Relations Board determination that van drivers franchised with SuperShuttle DFW, Inc., were properly classified as independent contractors rather than employees. Ion organizing or other concerted activity exists.
Law Alert: Unemployment Tax IC Status Decision Q.D.-A., Inc. v. Indiana Dept. of Workforce Development
The Indiana Supreme Court issued a unanimous opinion in Q.D.-A., Inc. v. Indiana Department of Workforce Development. Read insight from Scopelitis attorneys.
Scopelitis in the News: "Feary & Cohen: Changes Might Affect Transportation Independent Contractors." Indiana Lawyer. January 23, 2019.
Scopelitis Partners Greg Feary and Shannon Cohen in Indiana Lawyer on a decision that may impact independent contractor relationships across the country, especially in the transportation industry.
The Transportation Brief®: A Quarterly Newsletter of Legal News, Winter 2019
In this issue:
Scopelitis in the News: "Supreme Court’s Ruling on Arbitration Narrow in Scope Despite Clear Ramifications." January 16, 2019. Commercial Carrier Journal (CCJ).
• Non-Compete Agreement Considerations
• Per Diem Plan - Is Now the Time?
• U.S. EPA Enforcement of California Air Resources Board (CARB) Regulations Outside of California
• Plaintiffs' Bar Restless on Sleeper Berth Claims
• Beware Your State Minimum Wage Increases for 2019
• Spotlight on Scopelitis’ Employment Law Practice Area
• Scopelitis Attorneys on the Road
Scopelitis Partner Braden Core in Commercial Carrier Journal on the U.S. Supreme Court opinion in New Prime, Inc. v. Oliveira.
Law Alert: U.S. Supreme Court Unanimously Declares Owner-Operators Exempt from the Federal Arbitration Act
Read more from Scopelitis on the U.S. Supreme Court opinion in New Prime, Inc. v. Oliveira.
Scopelitis in the News: "Supreme Court Rules Truck Owner-Operators Can't Be Forced into Arbitration." January 15, 2019. Heavy Duty Trucking (HDT) eNews.
Scopelitis Partner Braden Core in Heavy Duty Trucking eNews on the U.S. Supreme Court opinion in New Prime, Inc. v. Oliveira.
Scopelitis in the News: "Infrastructure, Trade Loom Large for Trucking in the New Year." January 4, 2019. Transport Topics.
Scopelitis Partner Prasad Sharma in Transport Topics on the DRIVE-Safe Act and infrastructure.
Law Alert: California Joint and Several Motor Carrier List
Pursuant to the statutory “publication” requirement under CA Labor Code §2810.4 a list of motor carriers that have outstanding California Department of Labor Standards Enforcement wage and hour liabilities has been published. Read more.
Scopelitis in the News: "California’s ABC Test: The Fundamental." January 3, 2019. Trimble Transportation Blog.
Scopelitis President & Managing Partner Greg Feary talks motor carrier concerns regarding the Dynamex case and the ABC test.
Scopelitis Labor & Employment eNewsletter: A Note on New Requirements for the Reimbursement of Employee Expenses
From Scopelitis' L & E Practice, this issue focuses on Illinois recently becoming the ninth state or district to mandate reimbursement of an employee’s expenses
Scopelitis International eNewsletter: December 2018
From Scopelitis' International Practice, this issue focuses on Canine Cargo Screening; Freight Forwarder Contract Issues; FCPA M&A Diligence Guidance and New GDPR Guidlines.
Scopelitis in the News: "The Biggest Transportation Rulings of 2018." December 14, 2018. Law360
Scopelitis President and Managing Partner Greg Feary discusses the California Supreme Court's April 2018 Dynamex decision with Law360.
Scopelitis Labor & Employment eNewsletter: The Overtime Salary Threshold - Still On Hold
From Scopelitis' L & E Practice, this issue focuses on the overtime salary threshold of $23,660 that has been under review by the Department of Labor (“DOL”) since 2016 - still on hold
Law Alert: Dynamex subject to FAAAA preemption
Read more on the California Federal District Court Decision that the Federal Aviation Administration Authorization Act (“FAAAA”) preempts the application of the “Dynamex” ABC Test to a motor carrier.
December 2018 Scopelitis Legislative Trends Newsletter
Trends covered in this issue:
• Midterm Election Shifts
• Infrastructure Funding on the State Level
• Portable Benefits Model for Independent Contractors
• Upcoming DOT Funding
• Will Divided Congress be Productive?
• FMCSA Signals Aggressive Timeline