Are your CDL drivers classified correctly?
Two truck drivers working out of the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have filed a lawsuit against the trucking company Harbor Express alleging they should be treated as employees, not owner-operators. The Los Angeles Times newspaper reports the case was filed in Los Angeles county court by two brothers, Jose I. Estrada and Jose A. Estrada, claiming they were denied meal breaks, overtime and lunch hours because they are wrongly classified as independent contractors. They are seeking to get class action status. Their attorneys say the case could affect as many as 400 truckers who worked for Harbor Express since 2009. Read more… Truckers file lawsuit over independent contractor status.
Are you risking thousands of dollars in taxes and penalties by not classifying your CDL drivers correctly? Federal and state regulators are actively looking for “independent contractors” that are not really independent and should be classified as employees.
Refer to IRS Guidance and Department of Labor enforcement initiatives.
At TransForce, 100% of our drivers are our employees. We pay the payroll taxes, we provide the workers compensation coverage and we handle the headaches of administering the health and retirement plans. If you need qualified CDL drivers, but don’t want to deal with the administrative hassles, call TransForce today.