Transportation

DOL Issues Final Rule On Independent Contractors

Jan 07 2021

New Rule Identifies Core Factors To Determine Worker Classification On January 6, 2021, the Department of Labor (DOL) entered a Final Rule and revised its interruption of independent contractor status under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) clarifying the standard, …

Posted in Labor and Employment, Transportation

The Lynch Law Group Comments On Proposed Rule Regarding Independent Contractor Status

Oct 27 2020
Comment to Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Independent Contractor Status Under the Fair Labor Standards Act,

On behalf of the Firm’s clients, as well as the transportation and motor carrier industry in general, Attorneys Frank Botta and Todd Pappasergi submitted a comment to the Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor (the “Department”) …

Posted in Labor and Employment, Legal Watch, Transportation

DOL Proposed Rule Could Provide Clarity for Independent Contractor Status Under the Fair Labor Standards Act

Sep 29 2020

On September 22nd, the U.S. Department of Labor announced a proposed rule clarifying the definition of employee under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) as it relates to independent contractors. The rule is intended to provide a model for when …

Posted in Labor and Employment, Transportation

Emergency Declaration Exempts Commercial Truck Drivers and Motor Carriers During COVID-19

Mar 25 2020
truck

FMCSA Provides Hours of Service Exemption for Drivers Providing Relief to Coronavirus Outbreak As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to force action by both state and federal governments, an emergency declaration was issued to allow industries like commercial motor vehicle operations …

Posted in COVID-19 Updates, Legal Watch, Transportation

FMCSA Proposes Changes To HOS Regulations

Sep 12 2019
FMCSA Proposes New Rules on Interstate HOS To Increase Safety For Drivers

New HOS Rules Increase Safety and Provide Flexibility For Drivers The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration recently proposed changes to the interstate hours-of-service (HOS) regulations with the intent to increase safety and provide additional flexibility for commercial drivers. The proposed …

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CVSA International Roadcheck 2019

May 01 2019
Commercial Vehicle Safety Inspection

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) International Roadcheck will take place June 4-6 across North America. This year’s focus will be steering and suspension systems. The organization stresses that these components “help maintain stability and control under acceleration and braking, thereby …

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FMCSA Unveils CDL Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse

May 01 2019
driver in car

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) on March 20, 2019, unveiled its Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse (Clearinghouse) website. Registration by Motor Carriers will begin in the fall and will be required by January 2020. Information …

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Crisis Considerations For Your Business

Apr 25 2019

Is Your Business Ready For A Crisis? Crisis situations often have unforeseen results that could jeopardize the critical assets, reputation and financial standing of a business enterprise. Crisis management is defined as a series of steps performed by an organization …

Posted in Corporate, Labor and Employment, Legal Watch, Litigation, Oil and Gas, Transportation

Frank Botta Featured Speaker at TLA Chicago Regional Seminar

Feb 01 2019
Frank C. Botta The Lynch Law Group

Frank Botta, Chair of The Lynch Law Group Transportation Practice, joined a distinguished panel of speakers from across the country to address a variety of topics of interest to transportation attorneys at the  Alternative Dispute Resolution Boot Camp, offered by the …

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Supreme Court Limits Use Of Arbitration In Transportation Industry

Jan 18 2019
Picture of truck travelling up a mountain.

On Tuesday, January 15, 2019, the Supreme Court unanimously decided a significant case which will have tremendous impact on transportation companies that attempt to utilize arbitration agreements with their independent contractors. In most instances, trucking companies that use owner-operator independent …

Posted in Labor and Employment, Legal Watch, Transportation