Federal appeals court retroactively applies Dynamex decision

Federal appeals court retroactively applies Dynamex decision

In this case, a California federal district court dismissed a class action lawsuit brought against a company that organizes commercial cleaning franchises. The plaintiffs alleged that the company used a complex “three-tier” franchising model to avoid paying its workers minimum wages and overtime compensation by misclassifying them as independent contractors.

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Settlement in long-running truck lease lawsuit against C.R. England set for final approval

Settlement in long-running truck lease lawsuit against C.R. England set for final approval

A long-running lawsuit over leased vehicles appears to be reaching its conclusion. The lawsuit, Roberts, et al. v. C.R. England, Inc., et al, is scheduled for final approval by a judge on July 9, 2019, following a $37.8 million settlement that was reached last month in the class-action suit.

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Women executives look forward to a future with more female influence

Women executives look forward to a future with more female influence

Women are underrepresented across the board in transportation and logistics, with just over 20 percent of managers in transportation, storage and distribution identifying as female. Women also make up a staggeringly small percentage of truck drivers, coming in at under 8 percent, according to the Women in Trucking Association Index.

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Supervisor’s 'dinosaur' comment keeps age discrimination claim rolling

Supervisor’s 'dinosaur' comment keeps age discrimination claim rolling

A supervisor of the trucking company in this case made a “dinosaur” comment directed at an employee when discussing company policy.  Shortly thereafter, the employee was terminated for allegedly falsifying company records. The former employee sued the employer for age discrimination, retaliation, defamation, and slander.

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