The April 2019 issue of The Hub: Transportation News & Insights looks at four trending topics: The recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling in favor of independent contractors/ owner operators; an examination of how duck boat owners avoided seeking limitation in an attempt to limit potential exposure to punitive damages; new FAA Regulations for drones; and the New Jersey Supreme Court’s potential change on scope of damages in auto accident cases.
U.S. Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Independent Contractors/Owner Operators
In a recent U.S. Supreme Court case, the plaintiff filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of himself and thousands of other contractors alleging an employer had misclassified him as a contractor to underpay him in violation of a federal labor law. In a blockbuster holding, the Court ruled in favor of independent contractors who work in transportation.
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