Scopelitis L & E News: December 27, 2018
Scopelitis' Labor & Employment Practice on Illinois recently becoming the ninth state or district to mandate reimbursement of an employee’s expenses
Scopelitis International News: 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 Guidelines.
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 L & E News: December 6, 2018
From Scopelitis' Labor & Employment Practice 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.
Scopelitis Legislative News - December 2018
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
Scopelitis International News: November 2018
From Scopelitis' International Practice, this issue focuses on Iran Sanctions Update; TIACA Air Cargo Forum 2018; Freight Forwarder Contract and the GDPR Offspring.
Scopelitis L & E News: November 2018
Scopelitis' Labor & Employment Practice on OSHA, who has recently provided guidance for safety-minded companies in the form of advice as well as citations issued
Scopelitis International News: October 2018
From Scopelitis' International Practice, this issue focuses on NAFTA-2; Air Cargo Advance Screening Program; FCPA Update and the Sulfur Cap.
The Transportation Brief®: A Quarterly Newsletter, Autumn 2018
In this Issue:
• U.S. Supreme Court Hears Oral Argument in New Prime
• Direct Negligence Claims are Barred when Employer Admits to Driver's Employment Status
• Federal Court Decision Further Protects Brokers against Negligent Hiring Claims
• Scopelitis Partners Attend Oral Argument at U.S. Supreme Court
• Scopelitis For the Record
• Scopelitis Attorneys on the Road
Law Alert: Sears Files for Bankruptcy
Read more on the Sears Holding Corporation and almost 50 related companies, including both Kmart and Innovel Solutions (collectively “Sears”), having filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases in the Southern District of New York Bankruptcy court.
Scopelitis L & E News: October 2018
Scopelitis' Labor & Employment Practice on whether or not employer has a legal obligation to allow an employee to bring an animal into the workplace.
Law Alert: U.S. Supreme Court Hears Oral Argument in New Prime
Read more on the oral argument in New Prime, Inc v. Oliveira a case primarily about whether trucking independent contractors are exempt from the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA).
Video Law Alert: New Prime Oral Argument Preview
Read a preview of next week’s oral argument in a trucking case pending before the United States Supreme Court that will significantly impact the use of arbitration to resolve disputes with owner-operators.
Scopelitis International News: September 2018
From Scopelitis' International Practice, this issue focuses on FCPA enforcement; Anti-Boycott Laws; EU’s Global Data Protection Regulation and the New FMC Rule for NVOCCS.
Law Alert: California’s Meal and Rest Break Requirements Preempted
Read more on California Meal and Rest Break Laws Preempted With Respect To Hazmat Drivers.
Law Alert: Employers Should Immediately Begin Using New Version of FCRA Summary of Rights
Read more on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's just released new model “Summary of Your Rights Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act”.
Law Alert: NJ Unemployment Tax Owner-Operator Exemption Gutted
Read Scopelitis' take on the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development notice that it had adopted substantial changes to the regulations interpreting what constitutes necessary evidence under New Jersey’s unemployment tax independent contractor exemptions applicable to a wide range of industries -NJ Stat. Ann. S 43:21-19(i)(7).
Law Alert: FMCSA Declares Regional Emergency and Exemptions in Anticipation of Hurricane Florence
Read more on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's Regional Emergency Declaration and exemption in connection with Hurricane Florence.
Indiana Worker's Compensation Law Alert: Board Seminar on New Official Disability Guidelines (ODG) Formulary
Read more on Indiana Worker’s Compensation Board's in-person seminar on Indiana’s adoption of the ODG Formulary and how it will apply to worker’s compensation cases starting January 1, 2019.