OOIDA issues California AB5 Update

January 14, 2020

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As you know, there are several ongoing legal challenges to California’s controversial and complex worker classification law, known as AB5.  Recently, a California court issued a temporary restraining order against the enforcement of AB5.  In a separate but related lawsuit, another California court recently ruled that the trucking industry is exempt from AB5.  However, this is just the beginning of what is expected to be a very long legal challenge.

OOIDA’s legal team is currently reviewing these rulings, other pending lawsuits, and options for legal action of our own.  We’ve always maintained that misclassification in trucking is a very real issue, but California’s legislative approach was overly broad and unnecessarily chaotic.  Simply outlawing independent contractors in trucking is unacceptable.

We will keep you posted on this issue as much as possible. If you have questions or comments you can email them to mike_matousek@ooida.com.