Several months ago the California State Assembly passed Assembly Bill 5 in which they codified the landmark decision of Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court of Los Angeles, No. S222732 (Cal. Sup. Ct. Apr. 30, 2018), which increases protections to gig workers or contractors. This bill would require all employers to have workers take the ABC test to determine if they are employees or independent contractors. The state Supreme Court established this test in a controversial 2018 case.
As we have mentioned numerous times in previous blog posts, one of the most important responsibilities business owners have is ensuring their company and operations comply with state and federal regulations.
Parking may not seem like a serious issue to most motorists. At most, it can be an infrequent, sometimes expensive, headache. However, for those in the trucking and transportation industry, parking is among the most stressful parts of a driver’s job. It is also creating considerable challenges with regard to complying with federal regulations and avoiding financial waste, according to a recent report.
California trucking companies are wrestling with the impending "electronic logging device" mandate. On Dec. 18, 2017, compliance with the ELD mandate will be required for all truck driving companies, and for carriers with large fleets compliance will be prohibitively expensive.