• Opinion: To protect supply chain, independent truckers need clarity

    13 days ago - By Bésame

    The imminent imposition of AB 5 on the trucking industry triggered the recent shutdowns at California ports, including Oakland.
    AB5 codified the employee classification test under the landmark 2018 Dynamex decision. This change significantly narrows the circumstances for someone to qualify as an “independent contractor” and prohibits more than 70,000 drivers from continuing to earn a living under a model that has been allowed for decades.
    While intended as a protection for all workers from misclassification, AB 5 has carve outs for approximately 100 industries and professions; trucking is...
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