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  • Tue
    24
    May
    2016

    Breakfast Briefing - The California Employment Law Difference

    8:00 amArizona Trucking Association

    Ten years ago, motor carriers doing business in California could be confident they were legally compliant if their drivers followed DOT Hours of Service regulations. This is no longer the case, and two years ago the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals held federal trucking law did not preempt California employment laws. Consequently, there have been waves of litigation against out-of-state motor carriers with drivers in California, resulting in multi-million dollar verdicts, concerning:

    • California’s meal and rest break laws, governing when and for how long breaks must be provided and recorded;
    • California’s piece-rate law, requiring each task to be separately paid at minimum wage or above; and
    • California’s independent contractor laws, making it increasingly difficult to use ICs in California

    Richard Rahm and Greg Coulter, Littler Mendelson, employment law co-counsel for the California Trucking Association, will discuss strategies for avoiding the legal pitfalls for any motor carrier with drivers in the Golden State.

    RSVP to SMCdougall@littler.com  or 816.772.0622.
    (This is a complimentary program.)

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