AB5. Will it be enforced? What do you think?

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  1. Regional

    Regional Light Load Member

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    Do you guys think the AB5 law in California will be enforced for owner operators or the feds will not allow it?
     
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  3. HeptaRun Safety Dept.

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    CTA is suing the State of California to prevent the ABC test from applying to the trucking industry.
    AB 5 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) - California Trucking Association

    Many carriers in CA are still using owner operators today.

    At the federal level, the house passed the PRO. See below.
    H.R.2474 - 116th Congress (2019-2020): Protecting the Right to Organize Act of 2019

    If it passed the senate and the president signs it into effect then we will have the ABC test nationwide. The owner operator model does not pass the B test.

    Keep in mind that the trucking industry is only one out of the many industries that the AB5 and PRO aimed at. They are targeting at the employment classification of contractor vs employee in the general job market. There are industries, such as insurance, real estate, etc. are exempt from the ABC test and have separated rules for the classification.

    I think it is difficult to stop it unless the president veto it. Again, the AB5 and PRO aim at the general job market, not a specific industry. I hope that the trucking industry can be exempt from the AB5 and PRO.
     
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  4. Ridgeline

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    No it won't be. I posted a while back reasons why, it doesn't apply to owner operators.
     
  5. HeptaRun Safety Dept.

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    How can you get away from test B?
     
  6. Regional

    Regional Light Load Member

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    What are the reasons?
     
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  7. Regional

    Regional Light Load Member

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    How long will this take? Like the court ruling and the signing of the law officially?
     
  8. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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    Well re-post them or they never existed.
     
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  9. Regional

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  10. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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    California Yes or No?

    Not only no, hell no.
     
  11. Midwest Trucker

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    Guess you know who to vote for then. It’ll never happen under 45. Now, if there happens to be a 46 come next Jan, I’d be scared.

    Im talking federally, for Cali alone, I’d be #### worried.
     
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