Scopelitis in the News: "California's Dynamex Law Will Erode Entrepreneurship." October 3, 2019. Law360.
Scopelitis President & Managing Partner Greg Feary in Law360 on California AB 5's impact on the transportation industry and beyond.
Law Alert: FMCSA Opens Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse Registration
Scopelitis and STC on how motor carriers can prepare for the January 6, 2020 FMCSA Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse compliance date.
Law Alert: U.S. DOL Issues Final Rule Raising Overtime Exemption Salary Threshold to $35,568
Scopelitis on the U.S. DOL’s final regulation on workers’ overtime-exempt status.
Scopelitis in the News: "California’s Contractor Law Has Steep Implications for Trucking: Here’s What Your Fleet Needs to Know." September 16, 2019. Commercial Carrier Journal.
Scopelitis President & Managing Partner Greg Feary in CCJ regarding potential strategies for trucking fleets to comply with California’s A.B. 5 law, particularly implications for contracted owner-operators hauling loads for fleets.
Scopelitis in the News: "California Passes Bill That May Affect Independent Contractor Status for Truckers." September 12, 2019. Transport Topics.
Scopelitis President & Managing Partner Greg Feary in Transport Topics regarding California lawmakers passing a bill that codifies into law a 2018 state Supreme Court decision that makes it easier for independent contractors to become reclassified as employees of motor carriers.
Scopelitis in the News: "Trucking Industry Raises Alarms on California Gig Economy Legislation." September 12. 2019. The Wall Street Journal's Logistics Report.
Scopelitis President & Managing Partner Greg Feary quoted in The Wall Street Journal's Logistics Report on California's AB 5 Legislation and it's potential to undercut trucking’s independent-contractor model.
Law Alert: California ABC Test - Controversial AB 5 Moves to Governor
Scopelitis on the California legislature passing AB 5, which will impact many small businesses in California and will alter business relationships with many companies that work with those small businesses.
Scopelitis in the News: "California Bill Set to Reshape Drayage Landscape." September 5, 2019. Journal of Commerce.
Scopelitis President & Managing Partner Greg Feary in Journal of Commerce regarding California lawmakers being on track to pass a law that would fundamentally alter the relationship between trucking companies and draymen, potentially reshaping the market more toward a broker-carrier model used in the truckload industry.
Scopelitis in the News: Report Links Owner-Operators to Low Rates of Compliance with California Clean Truck Regulations." August 30, 2019. FreightWaves.
Scopelitis President & CEO Greg Feary in FreightWaves regarding a new report that puts another spin on
AB 5, a controversial bill under consideration by the California State Senate that would reclassify many independent contractors as employees.
Scopelitis in the News: "Appeals Court Hears Oral Arguments in Idaho Hemp Case." August 29, 2019.
Scopelitis Partner Nathaniel Saylor in Transport Topics on the Idaho Big Sky hemp case.
Scopelitis in the News: "Key Changes In Proposed Trucker Hours-Of-Service Rules." August 27, 2019. Law360.
Scopelitis Partner Brandon Wiseman on FMCSA's highly anticipated notice of proposed rulemaking on hours of service, or HOS, for truck drivers.
Law Alert: New TSA Program Could Help Avoid Civil Penalties
The Scopelitis Air Cargo Team on TSA's new Action Plan Program.
Scopelitis International News - August 2019
The latest international transportation news including changes to China NVOCC registration, UK SFO corporate co-operation guidance liability for a foreign subsidiary, OFAC violations, and upgraded Venezuela sanctions.
Scopelitis in the News: "New Jersey Steps Up Efforts to Identify Misclassified Workers." August 20,2019. Transport Topics.
Scopelitis President and Managing Partner Greg Feary quoted in Transport Topics regarding the driver misclassification battlefront in New Jersey.
Law Alert: FMCSA's Proposes Significant Revisions to HOS Rules
Scopelitis attorneys on the FMCSA's highly-anticipated hours-of-service Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM).
The Transportation Brief®: A Quarterly Newsletter, Summer 2019
In this issue:
• Dynamex Weeds are Growing in the Garden State
• Canada's Final ELD Rule
• Options in a Hard Insurance Market
• Mergers & Acquisitions - Deal Failures in Hot Trucking Market
• Spotlight on Scopelitis' Taxation Practice - Federal Employment Tax IC Classification Portfolio
• Scopelitis Attorneys on the Road
• Scopelitis For the Record
Scopelitis in the News: "In Transit: Attorney Has Devoted His Career to Serving Transportation Needs." August 5, 2019. Detroit Legal News.
A Detroit Legal News feature on Scopelitis Attorney Fritz Damm's career, including his dedication to both his community and the transportation industry.
Scopelitis Labor & Employment News - August 2019
More insight from Scopelitis' L & E practice on action employers should take regarding the DOL opinion letter on sleeper berth time.
Scopelitis International News - July 2019
The latest from Scopelitis International Transportation & Logistics team, including TSA's Action Plan Program, the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), Brexit, and annual compliance check-ups.
Law Alert: U.S. DOL Opinion: Sleeper Berth Time Spent Off Duty Is Not Compensable
An alert from Scopelitis' Labor & Employment team regarding the DOL's position on sleeper berth time.