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  • The Transportation Brief®: A Quarterly Newsletter, Spring 2021
    In this issue:
     • The PRO Act: Dropping Barriers for Unions
     • Export Air Cargo Rules Changing in July 
     • Navigating PPP Loans in A Business Sale
     • Do Your Company’s Internal Safety Policies Increase Exposure to Negligence Claims?
     • What Will It Take to Return to The Office?
     • Scopelitis Transportation Consulting's Leadership Transition
     • Scopelitis Attorneys on the Road 
     • Dispatches: Transportation Industry News & Trends from Scopelitis
  • The Transportation Brief®: A Quarterly Newsletter, Winter 2021
    In this issue:
     • Regulatory Outlook for the New Administration 
     • May My Company Require COVID-19 Vaccinations? 
     • A Bumpy Road for Arbitration Under the Biden Administration?
     • Coronavirus Paid Leave Expires (Mostly)
     • Shipping Contract Language Can Impact Broker Liability
     • Canadian ELD Mandate 
     • Spotlight on Expansion of Scopelitis’ Milwaukee Office
     • Dispatches: Transportation Industry News & Trends from Scopelitis
  • The Transportation Brief®: A Quarterly Newsletter, Autumn 2020
    In this issue:
     • Prop 22’s Impact on the Transportation Industry
     • DOL Publishes IC Rule
     • Ongoing Developments with the FLSA Joint Employer Rule
     • No Circuit Split (Yet) on the FAA “Transportation Worker” Exemption
     • Spotlight on Mergers & Acquisitions
     • Dispatches: Transportation Industry News & Trends from Scopelitis
  • The Transportation Brief®: A Quarterly Newsletter, Summer 2020
    In this issue:
     • Key Cases Addressing the Reach of California’s Strict Wage and Hour Laws
     • COVID-19 and Workplace Liability
     • Plaintiffs Unmask Reimbursement Claims for Personal Protective Equipment
     • PPP and Beyond: Where Can I Turn For Additional Help?
     • Department of Labor Activity
     • Circuit Courts Grapple with the “Transportation Worker” Exemption
     • Spotlight on Cargo Claim & Freight Charge Practice — Managing the Expected & Unexpected in the COVID-19 Era
     • Scopelitis For the Record
     • Dispatches: Transportation Industry News & Trends from Scopelitis
  • The Transportation Brief®: A Quarterly Newsletter, Winter 2020
    In this issue:
     • AB5 and ABC: The Story Continues
     • FLSA Conditional Denied In Driver Case
     • Choice of Law Questions Continue in California
     • Hemp Transportation Remains Risky Business
     • PHMSA Fails to Act on "Harmonization" Rulemaking
     • Spotlight on Class Action Defense
     • Scopelitis Attorneys on the Road 
     • Scopelitis For the Record
     • Dispatches
  • The Transportation Brief®: A Quarterly Newsletter, Autumn 2019
    In this issue:
     • AB 5 – Practical Solutions to a Thorny Problem 
     • Bankruptcy Filings on the Rise
     • Dash Cam Video Retention Policy 
     • FMCSA Proposes Revisions to Hours of Service Rules
     • PHMSA Updating Rules on the Transportation of Lithium Batteries
     • Spotlight on Independent Contractor Legislative Counsel 
     • Scopelitis Attorneys on the Road 
     • Scopelitis For the Record
     • Dispatches
  • 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
     • Dispatches
  • The Transportation Brief®: A Quarterly Newsletter, Spring 2019
    In this issue:
     • Illinois Supreme Court Ruling Sparks Increase in Biometric Privacy Litigation
     • Federal Courts Split on Applicability of Federal Preemption in Negligent Hiring Claims
     • Transporting Hemp Still Risky Business After 2018 Farm Bill
     • Supreme Court Weighs in on Arbitration with Owner-Operators
     • Canada’s New Federal Fuel Tax
     • Spotlight on Scopelitis’ Emerging Tech Practice
     • Scopelitis Attorneys on the Road 
     • Scopelitis For the Record
     • Dispatches
  • The Transportation Brief®: A Quarterly Newsletter, Winter 2019
    In this issue:
     • 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
     • Dispatches

     

  • 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
     • Dispatches
  • The Transportation Brief®: A Quarterly Newsletter, Summer 2018
                 In this Issue:
     • Scopelitis Panel Discusses Past, Present, and Future of Trucking
     • Hazmat Regulation Enforcement
     • FCRA Class Actions Continue
     • Federal Legislative Update: HOS and Capacity
     • Spotlight on the 2018 Scopelitis Transportation Law Seminar 
     • Scopelitis For the Record
     • Scopelitis Attorneys on the Road
     • Dispatches
  • The Transportation Brief®: A Quarterly Newsletter, Spring 2018
    In this issue:
     • Jurisdiction as a Defense to State Unemployment
     • Eleventh Circuit Upholds Downstream Carrier's Limitation Liability
     • Buyers Be Diligent
     • Full Enforcement of the ELD Mandate Commences
     • Warehouse Charge Backs
     • Spotlight on Scopelitis’ Unemployment Tax Area
     • Scopelitis For the Record
     • Scopelitis Attorneys on the Road
     • Dispatches
  • The Transportation Brief®: A Quarterly Newsletter, Winter 2018
    In this issue:
     • The New Tax Law Overview
     • Business Income Tax Rates
     • Temporary 100% Expensing
     • Like-Kind Exchange
     • The Tax Law and Motor-Carrier-Sponsored Per Diem Plans
     • Spotlight on Scopelitis’ Taxation Practice Area
     • Scopelitis For the Record
     • Scopelitis Attorneys on the Road
     • Dispatches
  • The Transportation Brief®: A Quarterly Newsletter of Legal News, Autumn 2017
    In this issue:
     • Unassigned Miles and Managing AOBRD and ELD Data
     • FMCSA Exemptions to the ELD Mandate
     • AOBRD v. ELD
     • ELDs Present Unique Opportunities and Challenges for Shippers and Intermediaries
     • Spotlight on Regulatory Compliance Practice Area's ELD Review and Audits
     • Scopelitis Attorneys On the Road
  • The Transportation Brief®: A Quarterly Newsletter of Legal News, Summer 2017
                 In this issue:
                  • Best Practices for Structuring Lease-Purchase Programs
                  • Occupational Accident Coverage in the Gig Economy
                  • Arbitration with OwnerOperators Continues to Offer Promise and Peril
                  • The Burdens of Employing California Workers Continue to Grow
                  • Spotlight on Scopelitis’ Collaborative Economy/Emerging Technology Portfolio
                  • Scopelitis Attorneys on the Road
  • The Transportation Brief®: A Quarterly Newsletter of Legal News, Spring 2017
                  In this issue:
                  • FCPA Compliance Delay - What's the Risk?
                  • New FDA Rule - Are Your Documents in Order?
                  • Ninth Circuit Nixes Sleeper Berth Claim
                  • Graves Amendment Shields Lessor from Liability
                  • Uber's Recent Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Settlement Coudl Provide Lessons for Lease/Purchase Programs in Trucking
                  • Spotlight on Scopelitis Legislative Services
    • The Transportation Brief®: A Quarterly Newsletter of Legal News, Winter 2017
                   In this issue:
                    • 2017 Industry News & Insights
                    • Warehouse Claims - How to Respond, Defend, Settle
                    • First Circuit Deals Blow to Hair Testing
                    • Ohio Commercial Activity Tax Audits on the Rise
    • The Transportation Brief®: A quarterly newsletter of legal news for the clients and friends -- Autumn 2016 Vol. 23 No. 4
      In this issue:
      • The Scopelitis Law Firm Launches New Consulting Business
      • Protecting IC Status Requires More Than a Well-Drafted Contract
      • EPA Enforcement of California Clean Air Rules Knows No (State) Boundaries
      • Gearing up for the Impending ELD Mandate
    • The Transportation Brief®: A quarterly newsletter of legal news for the clients and friends -- Summer 2016 Vol. 23 No .3
      In this issue:
      • California Trucking Association Challenges State Misclassification Claims
      • 7th Circuit Sides with NLRB on Class Arbitration Waivers Creating Circuit Split
      • ELDs — To Charge or Not to Charge?
      • New Salary Threshold for Exempt Workers
      • Compliance with the FDA Rule on Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food
      • Chicago Minimum Wage and Paid Sick Leave Ordinance
      • Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 affords additional protection to trade secrets
       
    • Spring 2016 Vol. 23 No. 2
      • Global Expansion of Bribery Law Enforcement Tests Transportation and Logistics Links in the Supply Chain
      • Sanitary Food Transportation Rules — Do Your Contracts Protect Your Company’s Interests?
      • FMCSA Proposes Sweeping Changes to Carrier Safety Ratings
      • Congress Moves Forward with For-Hire Delivery by Drone in FAA Reauthorization Legislation
      • U.S. Department of Labor Misclassification Initiatives Inspire State Unemployment Tax Audits
      • FMCSA Regulated Entities to Establish FMCSA Portal Accounts
      • Companies with California-Based Operations Face Increase in Audits Conducted by Workers’ Compensation Insurers

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