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Transportation and Warehousing

Employers in this sector face unique challenges, including managing a dispersed workforce and meeting a myriad of safety, wage and hour and other compliance mandates.

Overview

We bring together a multidisciplinary team of seasoned labor and employment attorneys with significant industry-specific experience to meet all the workplace law needs of domestic and multinational shipping, trucking and warehousing companies. With offices across the U.S., we are familiar with all applicable federal, state and local laws relevant to employers in these industries and represent them on a daily basis before regional and local courts and government agencies.

Some of the specific services we provide include:
  • Advising clients on all aspects of a legally-compliant drug testing policy, including compliance with U.S. Department of Transportation drug testing regulations;
  • Representing clients during occupational safety and health enforcement actions and advising on OSHA and local safety and health requirements, including operator safety requirements at both the federal and state level;
  • Advising on all aspects of wage and hour compliance, including misclassification, pay practices and owner-operator issues, and defending class and collective actions involving misclassification issues, minimum wage and overtime claims, meal and rest break claims and off-the-clock work allegations;
  • Providing practical advice and solutions on all aspects of disability and leave management as well as workplace privacy issues including those particularly relevant to employers in the transportation industry; 
  • Assisting clients in working with federal government agencies and achieving their regulatory compliance goals; 
  • Drafting employment-related documents, including employment and severance agreements, handbooks and policy manuals, non-compete and non-disclosure agreements; 
  • Drafting independent contractor agreements and assisting clients in preserving the independent contractor status of their owner-operators;
  • Representing and advising employers on the entire range of labor relations issues in non-unionized, partially and fully unionized workforces; 
  • Defending against discrimination, harassment, retaliation, whistleblower and other employment-related claims; and
  • Formulating employee benefit programs and providing full-service counseling on employee benefits issues including but not limited to issues arising out of multi-employer pension plans.

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February 22, 2017

OSHA Reminds Employers to Post Injury and Illness Summaries

February 22, 2017

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has reminded employers they must post a copy of the agency’s “Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses” (Form 300A) summarizing job-related injuries and illnesses logged during 2016. OSHA said that each year, between February 1 and April 30, employers must... Read More

February 21, 2017

Labor Department Nominee’s Opinions as National Labor Relations Board Member

February 21, 2017

R. Alexander Acosta, President Donald Trump’s nominee as the next Secretary of Labor, served on the National Labor Relations Board from December 17, 2002, to August 21, 2003. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on November 22, 2002, having been nominated by President George W. Bush. Acosta, a Republican, served with fellow... Read More

February 15, 2017

Florida Whistleblower Act Requires Showing of Actual Violation, Federal Court Rules

February 15, 2017

Florida’s private-sector Whistleblower Act (“FWA”) protects only those employees who can show an actual violation of a law, rule, or regulation, a federal district court has held. Graddy v. Wal-Mart Stores East, LP, No. 5:16-cv-9-Oc-28PRL (M.D. Fla. Feb. 14, 2017). The FWA (Florida Statute Section 448.102) prohibits... Read More

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