From LandLine Magazine, Tyson Fisher reports on another lawsuit alleging truck drivers were improperly classified as independent contractors. Tyson writes:
XPO Logistics, the Connecticut-based corporation that bought Con-way last year, is facing a class action lawsuit claiming three of its trucking subsidiaries misclassified drivers as independent contractors, according to Los Angeles Superior Court documents. At least one other trucking company – Intermodal Container Services Inc. – is also part of the lawsuit.
The court documents reveal the defendants to be Harbor Rail Transport, Pacer Cartage Inc., PDS Transportation Inc. and Intermodal Container Services Inc. One plaintiff is named on behalf of himself and all others similarly situated.
The suit claims the companies did not pay minimum wage, provide meal/rest breaks, reimburse business expenses, pay overtime/double time wages and committed other labor law violations. In total, the lawsuit claims violations of 10 separate labor laws.
Read the full story at Lawsuit filed against XPO for misclassification of port drivers [story removed]