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The road aheadwhat is in store for trucking companies in 2014

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
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  • USA
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  • March 4 2014

Two recent developments for trucking employers could impact their operations and employee relations. The first is a proposed rule by the Department

California update employment law

  • Fox Rothschild LLP
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  • USA
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  • March 27 2012

We have previously written about many of the new employment laws that took effect earlier this year

DOT gives up on hours of service rules for short-haul drivers

  • Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP
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  • USA
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  • November 8 2013

Last Monday, the Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration issued a final regulation codifying a federal appellate

United States Supreme Court holds Federal Locomotive Inspection Act preempts entire field of regulating locomotive equipment, including state law claims alleging defective design or failure to warn based on asbestos content

  • Foley Hoag LLP
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  • USA
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  • April 17 2012

In Kurns v. Railroad Friction Products Corp., 132 S. Ct. 1261 (Feb. 29, 2012), a welder and machinist for a railroad carrier, whose duties included installing brakeshoes on locomotives and stripping insulation from locomotive boilers, alleged he developed malignant mesothelioma thirty years after his retirement from asbestos in the locomotive parts

U.S. implementation of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006

  • Blank Rome LLP
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  • USA
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  • May 14 2013

The Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (“MLC 2006”) was adopted by the International Labor Organization (“ILO”) at the 94th Maritime Session of the

Additional exhaustion of administrative remedies requirements for industries governed by federal transportation laws

  • Snell & Wilmer LLP
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  • USA
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  • June 27 2013

The requirement for an employee to exhaust administrative remedies may go beyond filing a charge with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Is it a taxi service, or "just an app"? Teamsters give ride-sharing industry a run for its money

  • Constangy Brooks & Smith LLP
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  • USA
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  • December 22 2014

Taxi companies and car service drivers have been fighting for survival against mobile phone app-driven "ride sharingride-hailing" businesses such as

Intrastate passenger trips can trigger FLSA's motor carrier exemption, rules Eleventh Circuit

  • Epstein Becker Green
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  • USA
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  • October 15 2010

Drivers who transport passengers from airports to locations within the same state can be subject to the FLSA’s motor carrier exemption, according to a recent decision by the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, Abel v. Southern Shuttle Services, Inc., Case No. 10-10659 (11th Cir., September 21, 2010

USDOT’s campaign against distracted driving now includes ban on use of hand-held cell phones by commercial drivers

  • Poyner Spruill LLP
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  • USA
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  • February 13 2012

Distracted driving is a problem of epidemic proportions on America’s roadways

Put down the cell phone

  • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
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  • USA
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  • May 26 2014

The Department of Transportation recently launched a national campaign to stop texting while driving and other distracted driving hazards. In turn