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.
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.
Law Alert: New TSA Program Could Help Avoid Civil Penalties
The Scopelitis Air Cargo Team on TSA's new Action Plan Program.
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).
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.
Law Alert: Dynamex Legislation Passes California Assembly
Scopelitis attorneys offer an update on the potential application of the Dynamex standard.
Law Alert: District Court Dismisses Meal and Rest Break Claims Based on FMCSA Preemption Decision
A decision that sets an important precedent for transportation companies facing meal and rest break claims in California. Read more from the Scopelitis Class Action Defense and Complex Litigation team.
Law Alert: Prepare Now for September 30, 2019 EEO-1 Pay Data Reporting Deadline
Deadlines and requirements for the EEOC's new pay data reporting requirement have now been set. Read details from the Scopelitis L&E team.
Law Alert: DOL Issues Opinion Letter Deeming Gig Economy Workers Independent Contractors
Scopelitis attorneys highlight key facts and circumstances considered by the DOL under each factor of the economic realities test.
Law Alert: Western States Trucking Association's FAAAA Preemption Argument Dismissed by California District Court
On March 29, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California held that the FAAAA does not preempt the application of the Dynamex ABC Test to a motor carrier for purposes of determining whether owner-operators are considered employees under California’s Wage Orders. Read more on what this ruling means for the transportation industry.
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.
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.
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.
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.