Now that the preliminary injunction prohibiting the State of California from enforcing AB5 has been lifted, there is increased interest in the trucking industry for what is next. When will the state start to enforce AB5 against the trucking industry, and what will that mean for individual trucking companies? California has not made public any information about when it expects to begin enforcing AB5 against motor carriers, but they have begun providing information to motor carriers as to the laws that motor carrier employers are required to follow in California.
On September 13, 2022, the California Employment Development Department & The Department of Industrial Relations, Division of Labor Standards and Enforcement, will hold a webinar “to help employers comply with State Payroll Tax and Labor Laws.”
Anyone can sign up. The instructions on the state’s’ website asks those who wish to attend online to send them an email and then they will send you a Zoom link (See Below).
See also: https://www.dir.ca.gov/dlse/Training.htm
AB5 is the California law that radically changed the test for determining whether a worker is an employee or independent contractor. AB5 applies to all industries but is considered particularly damaging to the independent owner-operator model used by the trucking industry. The Cullen Law Firm, PLLC, represents the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association, Inc., in its motion to intervene in the case at the U.S. District Court in San Diego to support the California Trucking Association’s legal challenge to AB5. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.