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The road aheadwhat is in store for trucking companies in 2014
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • 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
  • USA
  • March 27 2012

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


Intrastate passenger trips can trigger FLSA's motor carrier exemption, rules Eleventh Circuit
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • 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


Additional exhaustion of administrative remedies requirements for industries governed by federal transportation laws
  • Snell & Wilmer LLP
  • USA
  • June 27 2013

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


Proving exposure to asbestos requires specific evidence pointing to the vessel owner or operator
  • Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads LLP
  • USA
  • April 22 2015

Claims for asbestos related diseases resulting from service aboard vessels for years are being raised by seamen filing suits under the Jones Act


What if the West Coast ports shut down by lockout or strike? Is it time to invoke Taft-Hartley?
  • Ogletree Deakins
  • USA
  • February 10 2015

Since the expiration of a labor contract in July 2014, negotiations for a new contract have dragged on between management representatives of the


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
  • USA
  • 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


DOT gives up on hours of service rules for short-haul drivers
  • Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP
  • USA
  • November 8 2013

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


Drug test’s one-strike rule tested
  • LeClairRyan
  • USA
  • April 6 2011

The Pacific Maritime Association represents the shipping lines, terminal operators, and stevedore companies that run ports along the West Coast of the United States


U.S. implementation of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006
  • Blank Rome LLP
  • USA
  • 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