The Transportation Brief®: A Quarterly Newsletter, Summer 2019
Transportation Brief: Dynamex Weeds are Growing in the Garden State
by Kelli M. Block, Gregory M. FearySupposed public policy concerns akin to those expressed by the Dynamex court have recently popped-up in New Jersey (another ABC Test state), thereby increasing the Garden State’s allure to adversaries as fertile ground for a misclassification battlefront.
- Transportation Brief: Canada’s Final ELD Rule
by Jerad T. Childress, Brandon K. WisemanWhile there is significant overlap between Canada's recently-published final ELD rule and the U.S. ELD rule, there are notable differences of which cross-border motor carriers should be aware.
- Transportation Brief: Mergers & Acquisitions - Deal Failures in Hot Trucking Market
by Gregory M. Feary, Kathryne S. Feary-Gardner, W. Todd Metzger, Jay D. Robinson,Recently private equity firms and a steady stream of strategic buyers in the trucking market have taken a renewed and active interest in acquiring transportation businesses. Despite an active market, in part due to greater availability of loans and underwriting insurance, deal failures have occurred with greater frequency. In many cases, a mock due diligence audit can reveal some common issues.
- Transportation Brief: Spotlight on Taxation Practice - Federal Employment Tax IC Classification Portfolio
Kelli M. Block, Steven A. Pletcher, Rebecca S. TrennerFederal employment tax audits remain an active battlefront for transportation companies that engage independent contractors. The ripple effects of such audits may be significant, particularly given the IRS’s information-sharing initiative with the U.S. DOL and state unemployment tax agencies.
- Transportation Brief: For the Record - New Hires at Scopelitis
Jared KramerHiring news from Scopelitis.
- Transportation Brief: Dispatches
by Kelli M. Block, Jerad T. Childress, Jeffrey S. Jackson, Prasad SharmaTransportation Industry News & Trends
- On the Road
Scopelitis attorneys are often invited to participate in meetings with transportation industry leaders. Learn more about their trips this quarter.