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New Court Ruling Targets California’s ‘Gig Economy’ Trucking Regulation

By January 10, 2020No Comments

State judge says federal law pre-empts California rule seeking to toughen restrictions on use of independent driver-contractors


A California court ruled that a state law that could force companies to classify certain contract workers as employees doesn’t apply to trucking companies, bolstering an industry push to carve out an exemption from the law targeting “gig-economy” business models.


The decision issued Wednesday comes after a federal judge last week granted the California Trucking Association’s request for a temporary restraining order blocking the law’s immediate enforcement for independent truck drivers. A hearing on the industry group’s request for a preliminary injunction is set for Jan. 13.