The Transportation Brief®: A Quarterly Newsletter of Legal News, Summer 2017
Transportation Brief: Best Practices for Structuring Lease-Purchase Programs
by Braden K. Core, Gregory M. FearyResponding to increased interest in entrepreneurship opportunities and capacity demands, many lease-purchase programs are available for sole proprietor owner-operators.
- Transportation Brief: Occupational Accident Coverage in the Gig Economy
by Shannon M. Cohen, Gregory M. Feary, Jeffrey S. TooleThe collaborative economy or “gig economy” continues to make its mark on the independent contractor landscape. As these services and the companies that oversee them mature, the market is responding to contractors’ business needs in much the same way the market has responded to independent contractors in other, more traditional business models.
- Transportation Brief: Arbitration with Owner-Operators Continues to Offer Promise and Peril
by Braden K. CoreWhen correctly applied, arbitration can be an efficient method of resolving disputes and mitigating the risk of class and collective litigation. For transportation providers, arbitration poses unique challenges due to the exception from the Federal Arbitration Act for “contracts of employment” with “transportation workers.”
- Transportation Brief: The Burdens of Employing California Workers Continue to Grow
by Alaina C. HawleyCalifornia’s Fair Pay Act was recently amended to prohibit paying employees of different genders, races, or ethnicities who do substantially similar work (i.e., work requiring equal skill, effort, and responsibility performed under similar working conditions) differently unless the disparity in pay is justified by a bona fide reason. The amendment specifies that differences between prior salaries is not a legitimate reason.
- Transportation Brief: Spotlight on Scopelitis’ Collaborative Economy/Emerging Technology Portfolio
In today’s economy, businesses are rapidly expanding and evolving to take advantage of the latest efficiency gains that technology has to offer. One such area is the collaborative economy. Alternative names for the phenomenon include gig economy, platform economy, access economy, and collaborative consumption. These names attempt to capture the concept of peer-to-peer activity that centers around obtaining, giving, or sharing access to services.
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