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California Law Will Crack Down on Wage Violations

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Specifically, the law:
1) Requires the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE) to post on its website a list of port drayage carriers, or their successors, with outstanding judgments for wage violations and other labor law violations.

2) Makes any customer using the service of a carrier on the DLSE list jointly and severally liable for unpaid wages and other damages or penalties, as specified. The customer’s liability will be determined either by DLSE or by a court in a civil action brought by DLSE or a commercial driver.

3) Provides exceptions for when a customer is jointly and severally liable, such as when employees are covered by a collective bargaining agreement, or when a customer and a carrier have an existing contract at the time the carrier is listed on the DLSE website and the customer wishes to terminate the agreement within 90 days of the listing.

Transportation intermediaries, such as property brokers, FF, NVOCC, etc., all have exposure if they select a motor carrier who is on the list. Motor carriers can be verified here.

If you have any questions, please contact TIA Advocacy at advocacy@tianet.org or 703-299-5700.


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