November 4, 2022
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The California AB5 law has been on the radar of the trucking industry for several years, and for good reason. For non-compliant carriers, the risks of a misclassification lawsuit and/or costly penalties are reason enough to be concerned. Civil penalties can range between $5,000 and $25,000 per violation and lawsuits can cost companies millions.
In fact, earlier this month, Instacart, the popular grocery delivery and pick-up service company, agreed to pay $46.5 million to settle a California misclassification lawsuit. The lawsuit, originally filed in 2019 by the city of San Diego, claimed the company misclassified its 300,000+ workers.
For a smaller company, a lawsuit of this magnitude could have a significant impact on the organization's ability to stay in operation. Fortunately for carriers, there are options available to get compliant with CA AB5:
Compliance is a must for all carriers who lease owner-operators to move freight in California. By partnering with TransForce, we can help you get compliant with AB5 regulations quickly and eliminate the risk of misclassifying workers– so you can continue to keep your trucks moving without disruption to your customers.
For more information on AB5 compliance, check out the following: