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CTA Launches State Labor Law Program for California Truckers

April 13, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: News, Regulations

The California Trucking Association (CTA), together with two of the nation’s top law firms have formed the Labor Law Consortium, an ongoing that provides the trucking industry with top-level labor and employment law training resources.

Scopelitis, Garvin, Light, Hanson, & Feary and Littler Mendelson have joined CTA in a one-year collaboration 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’s chief executive officer. “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 more than 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 more than 40 class action cases in California and over 80 cases nationwide.

Scopelitis President Greg Feary said, “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 more than seven decades, the firm bring years of experience working with transportation trade associations.

CT 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. CTA’s 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.