Blumenthal Nordrehaug & Bhowmik Sue Knight Transportation, Inc., Alleging The Company Violated The Employee Retirement Income Security Act

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Truck drivers working for Knight Transportation, Inc. allege the transportation services company misclassified them as independent contractors and failed to provide them with access to company benefit plans

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If you feel you have been misclassified as an independent contractor, call Attorney Nicholas De Blouw, an experienced San Diego employment lawyer today at (800) 568 -8020.

The Los Angeles employment law lawyers at Blumenthal Nordrehaug & Bhowmik filed a class action lawsuit against Knight Transportation, Inc. on behalf of the company's Truck Drivers alleging that the transportation services company illegally classified their employees as independent contractors, in order to avoid providing their employees benefit plans, which is in violation of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). The class action lawsuit is currently pending in the United States District Court for the Central District of California as Case No. 5:17-CV-02337. A copy of the class action complaint can be read by clicking here.

The class action lawsuit filed by the San Diego labor attorneys alleges that the company, as a result of misclassification and improper characterization of its Truck Drivers as “independent contractors,” fails to provide its Truck Drivers the same retirement, health, and other benefits it provides to all its other employees pursuant to several employee pension and welfare benefit plans–specifically, the Knight Transportation, Inc. 401(k) Plan and the Knight Transportation, Inc. Cafeteria Plan–established under and governed by ERISA (collectively, the “Knight Plans”).

Additionally, the Complaint alleges that Knight Transportation exercised complete control over its independent contractor Truck Drivers by controlling the work performed and the manner and means in which the work was performed. In doing so, Knight Transportation allegedly misclassified their Truck Drivers as independent contractors, when in fact the Complaint asserts these workers should be classified as employees and have the ability to participate in the company's retirement and other benefit plans that were offered to their employee truck drivers.

If you feel you have been misclassified as an independent contractor, call Attorney Nicholas De Blouw, an experienced San Diego employment lawyer, today at (800) 568 -8020.

Blumenthal, Nordrehaug, and Bhowmik represents many California employees who have been misclassified as independent contractors. With labor law offices located in Riverside, San Diego, Los Angeles, Sacramento, and San Francisco, the labor law attorneys at Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik are dedicated to helping employees throughout California protect and enforce their rights against some of the world’s largest corporations.


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