Trucking Association Launches Educational Program on California Labor Laws

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The California Trucking Association has partnered with top labor law experts to deliver outreach on California labor laws.

The California Trucking Association (CTA), Scopelitis, Garvin, Light, Hanson, & Feary (Scopelitis), and Littler Mendelson (Littler) today announced the Labor Law Consortium, an ongoing collaboration which will provide the trucking industry with top-level labor and employment law training resources.

This landmark one-year collaboration between the nation’s largest statewide trucking organization and two of the country’s top law firms aims to educate the industry on California’s complex labor laws, address best management practices, and promote better understanding of labor agency and private entity standards.

“CTA has always been committed to simultaneously helping the trucking industry successfully deliver food, clothes, and other goods to California communities while also navigating California’s complex regulatory environment” said Shawn Yadon, CTA CEO. “Through this collaboration, everyone from individual owner-operators, small businesses and the largest international carriers will have access to expert advice from the nation’s top labor law minds.”

Scopelitis, a full-service international transportation law firm has been serving the transportation industry for over six decades. Specializing in state and international labor laws including wage and hour, employment, and the classification of owner-operators, the firm has represented commercial motor carriers in over 40 class action cases in California and over 80 cases nationwide.

Scopelitis President Greg Feary commented, “Through this collaboration with the CTA, we will be able to continue our mission to foster and promote understanding and compliance with California’s complex and ever-changing labor laws.”

As the largest global employment and labor law practice, Littler serves as a single source solution provider to the global employer community. Recognized as a leading and innovative law practice for litigating, mediating, and negotiating some of the most influential employment law cases and labor contracts for over 70 years, the firm bring years of experience working with transportation trade associations.

“The CTA consortium will provide the trucking industry with tools to grow their knowledge of California’s complex labor laws,” said Littler Shareholder, Richard H. Rahm. “This program will attempt to bring employers some clarity.”

To find out more information on the California Trucking Association Labor Law Consortium, go to http://www.caltrux.org/.

About the California Trucking Association

The California Trucking Association has been serving the commercial motor carrier industry in California, and the companies that provide products and services to the trucking industry, for 81 years. A critical and vital component of California’s economy, 78% of California communities depend solely on trucks to deliver their goods. Our carrier membership ranges from individual owner-operators, to small for-hire fleets, to the largest national and international carriers. Allied members of the California Trucking Association range from businesses involved with truck and trailer sales, parts and service, insurance, legal services and all other businesses that support the trucking industry.

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The California Trucking Association promotes leadership in the California motor carrier industry, advocates sound transportation policies to all levels of government, and works to maintain a safe, environmentally responsible and efficient California transportation goods movement system.

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