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The Transportation Brief®: A Quarterly Newsletter, Winter 2023 - Dispatches

  • According to Ashley Paynter, California passed SB 1162 in 2022, which is a pay transparency law requiring employers with 100 or more employees to submit a report to the state detailing pay information for different demographics of employees. Additionally, private employers with 100 or more employees hired through labor contractors (e.g., staffing agencies) must submit separate pay data reports for those employees.

  • Ron Morelock reports that Connecticut’s new Highway Use Fee went into effect on January 1, 2023. Carriers operating Class 8 through 13 motor vehicles with a gross weight of at least 26,000 lbs. in Connecticut must hold a permit and file monthly tax returns. The Connecticut Department of Revenue Services (DRS) recently released key information about the new program (e.g. registration, monthly filing and payment procedures), that is available at Affected carriers must register with the DRS and the first Highway Use Fee return is due on or before February 28, 2023.

  • Nathaniel Saylor reports that the window for submitting comments to the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) with respect to its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding Demurrage and Detention Billing Requirements closed late in 2022. The proposed rule includes detailed requirements about invoice content and identifies who can be billed and is of interest to steamship lines, cargo owners, and Ocean Transportation Intermediaries among others. Details on a Final Rule will be reported when available.