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Lyfting TNCs and On-DemandSharing Economy Companies Out of the Misclassification Abyss By Mandating Workplace Insurance in Driver Contracts

USA - December 11 2017 Unlike traditional motor carriers that transport cargo, many Transportation Networking Companies (TNCs), e.g., Uber and Lyft, and similar...

Stephanie S. Penninger.


NLRB Rules against Employee Status for Menard’s Drivers

USA - November 21 2017 A National Labor Relations Judge dismissed an action brought by the National Labor Relations Board ("NLRB") regional director against Menard, Inc...

Richard A. Plewacki.


Flash No. 63 employee v. IC: dual role of agent and small fleet owner

USA - August 31 2017 The Agent Model' is commonly used by motor carriers operating with independent contractors ("ICs") to increase capacity in various markets. The model...

Richard A. Plewacki.


Arbitration Clauses in IC Agreements: The Winds Are Shifting

USA - June 28 2017 Recently, the First Circuit Court of Appeals in a case of first impression (Oliveira v. Prime) further demonstrated the importance of choice of law...

Richard A. Plewacki.


ELD Mandate Continues Forward as U.S. Supreme Court Denies Cert

USA - June 13 2017 Yesterday, on Monday, June 12, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear the appeal of the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association...