Federal Judge Temporarily Exempts Truck Drivers from California Gig Worker Law

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Supporters of a measure to limit when companies can label workers as independent contractors display banners in August in Sacramento. (Rich Pedroncelli/Associated Press)

Reprinted from The New York Times by Reuters on January 1, 2020.

A federal judge has temporarily blocked a California labor law meant to take effect from January 1 from impacting over 70,000 independent truckers by granting a ‘temporary restraining order.’

US District Judge Roger Benitez in San Diego granted on Tuesday a five-page order sought by trade group California Trucking Association while he considers imposing a permanent injunction, the hearing for which is set for January 13. …

California’s gig worker law was signed by Governor Gavin Newsom in September and has garnered national attention, largely owing to the size of California’s workforce and the state’s leadership role in establishing policies that are frequently adopted by other states. …

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