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Last week, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law Assembly Bill 5, which clarifies how to determine whether workers are employees or independent contractors. State Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez of San Diego authored AB5 to codify the unanimous 2018 California Supreme Court Dynamex decision by implementing the “ABC” test across the board in California.   The Dynamex decision stated that in order…

The California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE) dropped the hammer on two of NFI’s flagship drayage companies right before the New Year.  California Cartage Express (CCX) and California Multimodal (CMI) were ordered to pay nearly six million dollars to 24 drivers who filed claims for unlawful deductions, unreimbursed expenses, unpaid minimum wages, and failure to pay meal and rest…

Last year, global supply chain leader NFI purchased SoCal-based Cal Cartage, which NFI had called “the premier U.S. port logistics provider.”  Cal Cartage is by far the largest drayage provider at the Ports of L.A. and Long Beach, and NFI would have reasonably expected this purchase to rocket the company to the top of the drayage industry, in part because…

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