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With the LA City Attorney suing three major port trucking subsidiaries of NFI Industries over their business model classifying drivers as independent contractors, NFI may be having second thoughts on its recent acquisition of the California Cartage Companies. Together the three companies - California Cartage Express, CMI and K&R Transportation - have approximately 600 drivers, combining to make the largest employer of…

While several trucking companies have come into compliance with labor laws in order to avoid the crushing financial weight of misclassification liability, many others have pursued shell games in an attempt to hide assets to avoid paying anything owed to their drivers, as we reported in a previous blog post.  The latest twist in the battle over port driver classification was exposed by…

A group of non-profit attorneys have outmaneuvered a port trucking enterprise, thwarting its attempts to avoid misclassification liability through bankruptcy protection. On July 6, Asian Americans Advancing Justice-LA and the Wage Justice Center secured final approval of the landmark $5 million class action settlement against QTS Inc. and its related entities including LACA Express and Win Win Logistics from Judge Elihu…

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