Judge Halts California Labor Law from Applying to Independent Truckers

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Michele Miller was quoted in KTLA 5 discussing a new California labor law that was blocked from applying to more than 70,000 independent truckers. The ruling is too narrowly focused to affect other pending cases, said Michele. “There’s a specific preemption provision, and that’s unlike the other two, the journalists and Uber and Postmates, where they’re relying on constitutional prohibitions,” she said. Those challenges argue that the labor law variously infringes on free speech, equal protection, due process and interference with contracts. “We have not heard the end of AB5 in any way shape or form,” Miller said. “I think we’ll continue to see attempts to deal with some of the fallout of the legislation.”

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