New York Passes Amended Trucker Classification Legislation

On June 25th, 2013 New York State lawmakers gave the green light to a bill defining independent contractor truckers.

To the relief of trucking groups, the state did not threaten the industry’s owner-operator model and define independent contractors as employees of trucking companies. According to the New York State Motor Truck’s president, Kendra Hems, New York will “still allow a lease-purchase between a carrier and an independent contractor, even if it is the carrier that the independent is contracted directly with.”

To learn more about the bill, click here. To read about the California Supreme Court’s ruling on independent contractors working for Gardena-based Seacon Logix, click here.

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